Example sentences for: penance

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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


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