Sentence Examples with the word contrite

But it must be noted that, according to the orthodox doctrine, not only can an Indulgence not remit future sins, but even for the past it cannot take full effect unless the subject be truly contrite and have confessed (or intend shortly to confess) his sins.

Contrast its frequency afterwards, when ground of hope is found in the Divine pity and purpose (verses 22-40), and when the contrite nation turns to its God in prayer (verses 55-66).

You said the rapist character was all contrite and God loving.

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I'm sure God has forgiven their little transgressions and the two of them are contrite for their actions.