Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
The above words carry the shock and the sadness of a confession.
But my lack of care has the dimension of a confession because I feel bad about not caring.
But with Walt's confession to Hank, Gilligan and Co. were on shakier ground.
She, Oprah Winfrey, and Diane Sawyer are the queens of confession.
Frankly as he had gone to the Girondin with his confession, so frankly had the other received it.
"That's all plain enough," said Hurd, putting the confession of Norman into his pocket.
How it puts one to shame to hear such repentance with such a confession!'
Very skillfully they extracted the confession that I had none.
I should like your permission, O Princess, to make a confession.
late 14c., "action of confessing," originally in religion, from Old French confession (10c.), from Latin confessionem (nominative confessio) "confession, acknowledgement," noun of action from past participle stem of confiteri (see confess). In law, from 1570s. Meaning "that which is confessed" is mid-15c. An Old English word for it was andettung, also scriftspræc.
In some churches, notably the Roman Catholic Church, a sacrament in which repentant sinners individually or as a group privately confess their sins in front of a priest and receive absolution from the guilt of their sins.
In the first few centuries of Christianity, repentant sinners were assigned public penances: sinners had to stay outside the entrance of the church and ask the people going inside to pray for them. The period of public penance could be shortened through an indulgence.