Yet she still fasted, in penitence, and ministered to other sick people and to the elderly.
Could the largest living icon of communism really be on the verge of penitence?
It was too bad of her, and so on, until she wept with grief and penitence.
Peculiar moans and wails, as of penitence, were blended with the prayer.
He sees every movement of penitence which looks toward home.
She looked down with tender pity on him, and heard his cries of penitence and shame.
But you must show your penitence by letting your last acts in this life be just and right.
He avowed no penitence, but declared he had no personal feeling.
All she wanted was to get to Ireland, and end her miserable life in some retired part of the country with penitence.
My penitence is not sincere when I can still rejoice in his smile!
c.1200, from Old French penitence (11c.) and directly from Latin paenitentia "repentance," noun of condition from paenitentum (nominative paenitens) "penitent," present participle of paenitere "cause or feel regret," probably originally "is not enough, is unsatisfactory," from paene "nearby, almost."