Yet she still fasted, in penitence, and ministered to other sick people and to the elderly.
Could the largest living icon of communism really be on the verge of penitence?
It was too bad of her, and so on, until she wept with grief and penitence.
Repent, and we will laugh at your penitence as a shallow deception.
He sees every movement of penitence which looks toward home.
It was not in such a nature to know a gentle mood of penitence for a wrong done.
But you must show your penitence by letting your last acts in this life be just and right.
penitence, and not remorse, I thought, was well pleasing unto God.
All she wanted was to get to Ireland, and end her miserable life in some retired part of the country with penitence.
There is penitence, coquetry, mischief, a thousand graces in her attitude.
c.1200, from Old French penitence (11c.) and directly from Latin paenitentia "repentance," noun of condition from paenitentum (nominative paenitens) "penitent," present participle of paenitere "cause or feel regret," probably originally "is not enough, is unsatisfactory," from paene "nearby, almost."