If it be really so, Oh, let me entreat that you will not neglect to say at once Pater, peccavi!
The cry of peccavi sounds soft and pretty when made by sweet lips in a loving voice.
But in his old age he cried 'peccavi', and set himself to learn Greek.
After the clergyman has cried his peccavi, suppose we hoist up a bishop, and give him a couple of dozen!
When conscience lashed he had no instinct to shrink away and make excuse; instead, he cried "peccavi!"
I meant to pouch my winnings and go straight to my wife and say, 'peccavi,' and I should hear her say to me, 'Go and sin no more.'
But I will not cry “peccavi,” my Lady, unless you pronounce me guilty after reading what I write.
According to Punch the news of the battle was transmitted to headquarters in one word: "peccavi."
If this be ‘lady-like,’ then, indeed, I penitently cry ‘peccavi!’