For now, this story will end, as it often does, with an act of contrition, as Sheen enters a rehab facility.
A geometric explosion of old and new media rants followed every episode of contrition.
A model of contrition, Foley called his behavior horrific and the consequences dire.
Musharraf was still posting updates on Facebook and not showing the contrition expected of a man in his position.
A show of contrition may not be enough to convince the regulators that Murdoch and his lieutenants fit the description.
“We came here with a feeling of contrition, yet not wholly ashamed,” he said.
"I am not going, grannie," said the Prophet, overwhelmed with contrition.
Instantly, he was all contrition over his unwitting offense inflicted on her womanly vanity.
"Well, we won't say any more about it," said Matilda, softened by his contrition.
O but if she would only accuse him—here—this instant, so that contrition might try its value!
c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).