penitently

All Adverb
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  • Turning to Grant, the fellow then asked, very penitently, if he might speak. Cited from Toaster's Handbook, compiled by Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams
  • When his thoughts came back to her he looked happier, though he had to think of her penitently. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • And the kind old lady penitently wept over me, as if I were run through already. Cited from Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, by S. Weir Mitchell
  • Let us seek penitently for that Spirit of fire who will dwell in us all if we will. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Acts, by Maclaren
  • And I think we must all bow our heads penitently. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: Ezekiel, etc., by Alexander Maclaren
  • Yet such a supposition was really beside the point, he thought penitently. Cited from The Altar Steps, by Compton MacKenzie
  • "Would you really?" he purred, penitently, as she turned away to the window. Cited from At Love's Cost, by Charles Garvice
  • Her last angry feeling against Allan died out, and her heart went back to him penitently the moment he left the boat. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • Then we had another moving scene, reversed this time, I pleading penitently to take him. Cited from Jane Journeys On, by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • She said it so penitently that Hugh, unable to find words, could only wave his hands in deprecation. Cited from Nedra, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • One afternoon she came sobbing penitently to her mother. Cited from Toaster's Handbook, compiled by Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams
  • "Is it a very dear flower, sister?" she said penitently. Cited from Between Whiles, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • He was at any time ready to take back his wife, so far as the protection of his name and roof were concerned, should she penitently return to him. Cited from Lady Rose's Daughter, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In the awkward silence that followed, the hands of the two brothers sought and grasped each other, penitently. Cited from Frontier Stories, by Bret Harte
  • The fleeing nine felt that touch and yielded to it as they penitently returned. Cited from Quiet Talks on John's Gospel, by S. D. Gordon
  • I penitently resolved to be more considerate toward his infirmities of mind and body during the remainder of my visit. Cited from The Law and the Lady, by Wilkie Collins
  • It was Joseph that, in the first instance, penitently sent a deputation to the king to bring him back. Cited from Prolegomena, Julius Wellhausen
  • "Oh, I'm not myself at all, any more!" she moaned penitently. Cited from A Modern Instance, by William Dean Howells
  • "What are you going to do with us?" asked Dagmar penitently. Cited from Beverly of Graustark, George Barr McCutcheon
  • Dubois hobbled penitently to the window and looked out, while his mistress walked to the door. Cited from After Dark, by Wilkie Collins
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Meaning of penitently

  • adverb Showing remorse