Example sentences for: penitence

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

  • Artists still scorn it as a vulgar pastiche, and the working-class residents of the area resented its being erected as a symbol of penitence for the insurrection of the 1871 Commune — they didn’t feel penitent in the least.

  • Yet even on an ordinary weekday, scattered believers, some kneeling in penitence, come to Fátima to pay homage to the Virgin Mary.

  • remorse or penitence

  • Japan's World War II penitence is suspect.

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