Example sentences for: penance

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

  • 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.

  • Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but Sweet and Lowdown feels like penance for Barbara Kopple's bleak documentary Wild Man Blues (1998), which chronicled Allen's European tour with his New Orleans-style jazz band.

  • Some sources suggest that Dole's redoubled efforts are "penance" for disparaging comments he had made about the campaign.

  • As a penance for his father’s usury, the patrician Enrico Scrovegni built the simple little hall in 1303 specifically for the great Giotto frescoes.

  • Originally it was organized for religious observances and practices, including pious prayer and bodily penance, but the society eventually became very important in providing mutual aid to the local communities.


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