Example sentences for: penance

How can you use “penance” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • (Perhaps Matthew Perry is doing penance for his unfortunate experiments on the big screen.)

  • As penance, she promises to retire the hillbilly stereotype from this day forward.

  • It sounds suspiciously like National Secretaries Week: penance that allows everyone to be thoughtlessly rude the other 358 days of the year.

  • The songs are mystic in nature; many narrate the story of Christ’s life, his anguish, betrayal, his crucifixion and resurrection, and others praise the virtues of suffering and penance.

  • Times should do penance by giving up tobacco advertising, as the Boston Globe just announced it will do.


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