Origin of contrite
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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
"Oh, I hope I ain't been too familiar," he added, with sudden contriteness.The Indiscreet Letter|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
(Worship God in spirit and with the contriteness of thy spirit).
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
But, instead of saying that, he stood looking at me, with a tragically humble sort of contriteness.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer