Penitence in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Penitence

the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong

Examples of Penitence in a sentence

Showing no penitence for the crimes he committed, the murderer refused to say that he was sorry or show remorse toward the victims’ families.  🔊

As a public display of penitence, the pastor apologized to his wife in front of the whole congregation.  🔊

The regretful child’s penitence showed in the apology letter she wrote her teacher after being disrespectful in class.  🔊

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