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Origin of contrite
OTHER WORDS FROM contrite
Example sentences from the Web for contrite
(Worship God in spirit and with the contriteness of thy spirit).
There was no contriteness in his heart; no impression had been made upon him.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
But, instead of saying that, he stood looking at me, with a tragically humble sort of contriteness.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
What could he do but kiss her quivering lips and smile at the whimsical way in which she expressed her contriteness?Dorothy's Travels|Evelyn Raymond
When he had caught up with her, his contriteness was such that she was willing to believe he had not meant to insult her.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill