Origin of contrite
Examples from the Web for contritely
You have fully and contritely admitted the problem, which is more than Lance could manage.
Here, among a congregation of contritely stooping sinners, he walked as stiffly upright as a well-drilled recruit.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
“So sorry,” answered Dick, contritely, at once falling back.Harley Greenoak's Charge|Bertram Mitford
Thatcher took the seat indicated, contritely, humbly, submissively.The Story of a Mine|Bret Harte