Usage examples for contrite

  1. But otherwise, he had seen as many contrite faces at the Royal Chapel, as any where else: and why not? – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  2. Be humble, contrite, submissive, for that is only justice to the court. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. In time they were succeeded by an affectation of contrite apology and self- depreciation. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  4. All this, with many contrite expressions, he wrote in his second despatch to Virginia. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Surely, when she saw his remorse, his contrite humbled spirit, understood his suffering and realized that he could not forget her, could not live without her, that he loved her still through all the years of suffering, that his life was irrevocably linked to hers, she would relent, forgive him- become his wife. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  6. Here my Mind was turned toward Christ, the heavenly Counsellor; and I feeling, at this Time, my own Will subjected, my Heart was contrite before him. – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
  7. And then the contrite become the humble! – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  8. But as it is, I implore my Maker to have mercy upon my poor soul, and trust through his great and boundless love that he will not judge me with rigour; feeling assured that Thou, oh my Saviour, hast promised pardon to all those who turn to Thee with humble and contrite hearts. – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake