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Sample sentences for the GRE study word penitent

penitent can be used as a adj
penitent can be used as a noun

1.And I was penitent for in my heart I had always despised him a little. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.Are penitent for your default to-day. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Thy penitent reform'd but we have bee. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.A fortnight ago a penitent letter had come from Stepan Arkadyevitch to Dolly. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
5.The penitent instrument to pick that bolt. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.And so deep sticks it in my penitent hear. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
7."Well, was it nice" she asked, coming out to meet him with a penitent and meek expression. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.I'll play the penitent to you but mine honest. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.This was no meek penitent such as it behooved her to take into the presence of the offended Mrs. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
10.Behind the penitents came a man of vast stature and proportions. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
11.merciful Bring us unto that palace that is built To penitents that be to mercy abl. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
12."You know, my dear, that I already as a young man, in those days when we lived with the penitents in the forest, started to distrust teachers and teachings and to turn my back to them. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
13.Unto all of you, whatever honours ye like to assume in your names, whether ye call yourselves 'the free spirits' or 'the conscientious,' or 'the penitents of the spirit,' or 'the unfettered,' or 'the great longers,'-. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
14.His wealthy penitents and the sainted women of D---- had more than once assessed themselves to raise the money for a new altar for Monseigneur's oratory on each occasion he had taken the money and had given it to the poor. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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