Usage examples for penance

  1. But Reid never would remain to finish his three years of penance there. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  2. They were also used as a means of penance, the penitent frequently being directed to go the whole course of the maze on hands and knees. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  3. I told thy aunt I'd make thee do penance for thy folly. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  4. It was a thing for penance after all. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  5. She must lose her daughter as well as her son, and this should be the penance for her sin. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  6. His diversion is over for the day, and in the darkness of his cell, where night and day, noon, sunset, and the dawn are all alike, the poor soul has thought that another day of his long penance was over. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. Jane Shore is condemned to public penance. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  8. In fact, I go to complete his work- to do penance for neglecting him last summer." – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  9. It seems as if I would make you do penance for my sins herein. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  10. He remained, says Mr. Leverett, a considerable time at Boston, in a state of penance. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  11. I also told him that it was a penance to me to eat alone, and begged him to keep me company at dinner and supper every day. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. It is my penance now to watch her sorrow, To guard perfection's wreck in her sad body, And hear the name of Maximilian fall Each moment from her lips. – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  13. If I unwittingly inspired any false hopes, I must do penance for the evil. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  14. I have no more to say; and as for you, you can not but wish that the penance should be over." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope