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Now in his 40s, Joseph is not just contrite, but also, by all accounts, reformed.
Yarrow told me that the past outcries have prompted him to become more introspective, contrite, and make a concerted effort to model better behavior.
After further reflection, and no doubt pressure from parents, Olsen issued a more contrite statement on Facebook.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents|Brandy Zadrozny|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But let's put partisan spin aside and accept Christie's contrite denials of personal knowledge at face value.Why 'Bridgegate' Will Make or Break Chris Christie|John Avlon|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, while contrite, she very coolly shrugged her shoulders over the whole thing.Is Reese Witherspoon’s Drunken Arrest the Best Thing to Happen to Her Career?|Kevin Fallon|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is unfailingly polite and contrite, still slightly awkward with the artifice of campaigning after all these years.South Carolina Street Fight in First District Congressional Primary|John Avlon|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is he going to be contrite in the way that some people would like him to be contrite?Charlie Sheen: Anger Management on FX, DirecTV, Fiat|Maria Elena Fernandez|July 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?
"These must be the legacy to our children," was the reply, in a grave and almost contrite tone.
That we may find thy mercy: nevertheless, in a contrite heart and humble spirit let us be accepted.
She stood now before Kitty of "a humble and a contrite heart," and made no reply at all to the implied challenge.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
I ought to add that he has tried to make reparation, and is apparently contrite to the limit of his penitential capacity.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce