Example sentences for: penitent

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

  • According to medieval canon law, "private and shameful acts," the sorts of things a penitent whispers to his priest, lie outside the jurisdiction of public tribunals.

  • Like conversations between doctor and patient or priest and penitent, confidential communications between a client and his lawyer are legally protected . A client can refuse to disclose the substance of those communications, and only in rare exceptions will the lawyer be forced to divulge the information in question.

  • On the plus side, Eric Roberts is well cast as the irredeemable head nasty, Sam Shepard is charming (as always) as a penitent Wild Bill Hickok, and the grand finale involves a gratifying, albeit predictable, shoot-em-up sequence.

  • 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.

  • But his errant and penitent Mary Magdalene would use Venus' skilled hairdresser.


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