Example sentences for: penitent

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

  • 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.

  • Ultimately, he becomes a penitent, fleeing his sexual entanglements, his family, his responsibilities, and taking up refuge in Palestine.

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

  • 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.

  • Bush believed that Tucker was sincerely penitent and that she wanted to escape execution in order to help set other prisoners straight.


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