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Origin of penitence
Examples from the Web for penitence
Could the largest living icon of communism really be on the verge of penitence?Castro May Rejoin Catholic Church, Say Rumors in the Italian Press|Mac Margolis, Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yet she still fasted, in penitence, and ministered to other sick people and to the elderly.
Plainly in a world where creative power is impersonal the deepest meanings of penitence have no place.The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
No, no, not too late: not too late for penitence, not too late for love.The Plays of W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
They held that the place of sacrifices was taken by prayer, penitence, and good works.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
Sydney's bitterness and Sydney's penitence were mingled, as opposite emotions only can be mingled in a woman's breast.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
Penitence must kneel and Mercy come from the footstool of the throne, or that golden gate will never open.Twice Told Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
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."