Example sentences for: penitent

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We see a penitent George Wallace joining blacks in celebrating the 1965 Selma march and telling the Rev.

  • 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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