Friday, 25 January 2013

Entry: penitent (adv. here)

In context:  "Tony Nwangi is saying something acerbic to Hal, who looks like he's kneeling penitent before Ingersoll, everyone at the surrounding tables inclined very subtly away from Hal."

Definition: That repents with sincere desire to amend the sin or wrongdoing; repentant, contrite.


Expressive of repentance.


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Page: 637

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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