Contrite in a sentence

Definition of Contrite

Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for one’s own actions; apologetic. | (obsolete) Thoroughly bruised or broken. | A contrite person; a penitent.

How to use Contrite in a Sentence?

  • These were accents flowing from the depths of a truly penitent and contrite soul.
  • Primarily, they do; but morally they apply to every contrite heart on the face of the earth.
  • At sight of his face, its contrite kindliness, her own set again into its determined composure.
  • Would He bow his heavens and come down to dwell with the contrite and the humble?
  • The people were thinking humbly, with contrite hearts, of the shame five years ago.
  • What we need is to have a broken and a contrite heart, and to be willing to receive Him.
  • When Betty, in another contrite fit, went to plead with him to come back, she found him delirious.
  • God dwells with him, "that is of a contrite and humble spirit" We consider I.
  • But where is the chapter which does not contain something which a broken and contrite spirit may not apply to itself?
  • I ought to add that he has tried to make reparation, and is apparently contrite to the limit of his penitential capacity.
  • You know what touched the heart of the father of the prodigal; it was the broken and contrite spirit of his returning son.
  • Her's was "a broken and a contrite heart," and of such is the kingdom of heaven.
  • When she smiled at the contrite Jimmy she scattered the few remaining ideas that lingered in his brain.
  • God accepts no prayers that do not spring from a lowly and contrite heart: and they may be offered by a poor man as well as a rich one.
  • And this I do here, with a heart as contrite as if it were the morrow of the visitation, the which with me it ever has remained.
  • He delights in causing the full tide of His pardoning love to flow into the broken and contrite heart.

Short Example Sentence for Contrite

  • Barnett looked at him with contrite eyes.
  • Ingleby was even more contrite than she expected.
  • For the remission of all contrite soules.
  • A contrite voice replied.
  • He bowed his head in contrite humiliation.
  • God dwells with the contrite as much as with the humble.
  • This is a lovely morning for contrite meditation.
  • My contrite heart with inward sorrows bleeds.
  • She makes a contrite bow toward the front of the house.
  • He wants to see in us a broken and contrite heart.
  • The familiar action, his contrite look, were too much.
  • The tones of Wilfred were contrite and full of humility.
  • And Shorty tried to look contrite and penitent.
  • I've been rather contrite about it.
  • The other class of those who are truly great are the contrite in spirit.
  • No pilgrim was of humbler mien, nor was any of more contrite spirit.
  • She lifted her contrite face to the judge, tears in her eyes.
  • He nodded miserably, his contrite eyes on the toes of her shoes.
  • Wanda, at once contrite and happy, was filled with apologies and explanations.
  • Like the best of women, she can wound at one moment and be contrite the next.
  • Missy felt suddenly contrite for her defection from faithful Poppy.
  • It is in faith that the Holy One is revealed to the contrite soul.
  • A broken heart, a contrite spirit, a repentant mind, gives joy to God.
  • Let's go back for a minute to the contrite and grateful letter that he wrote.

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