In the 1600s, some malcontents suggested the existence of minuscule particles that came in many more flavors than the four basic elements and also dreamed up the heretical notion that discomfort and disease may be caused by tiny seed-like particles called "germs." These wild speculations were broadly ridiculed while, at the same time, contritely
praised for offering explanations based on invisible objects.
The women had a lucky escape from death, everyone agreed, and they contritely
put Bohunkus on the train as they had been advised to do in the first place.
Kett was captured, taken to the Tower of London, condemned to death and brought back to Norfolk to be hanged outside the main entrance to Norwich Castle, as a plaque set up in 1949 contritely
And one winner confesses contritely
that, much to his disappointment and detriment, he hasn't reined in his spending.
The tulip heads in Martin's bouquet bent their heads contritely
toward Esad, as though worshipping his grief, or saying good-bye to him, vermilion in their beautiful shame, conducting the pulse and emotion coursing through Martin's trembling fingers as he held the bouquet.
It is time for you and your kind to humbly and contritely
open the doors and windows and live transparent lives of servanthood, as did Christ.
McNeir shows how Edmund goes through a distinctly Christian conversion process by contritely
confessing his sins, acknowledging just punishment, and then being "touched" by Edgar's account of Gloucester's death, and I am indebted to him for this insight.
promise to adhere to a new compromise if allowed to
The trouble with these narrative digressions, taken up as we have been with bothersome detours, is that one can find, too late, of course, almost without noticing, that events have moved on, have gone on ahead, and instead of us announcing what is about to happen, which is, after all, the elementary duty of any teller of tales worth his salt, all we can do is confess contritely
that it already has.
"I want to apologise to my coach and I hope that nobody is still upset with me," he declared contritely
. "Yes I made a mistake and I accept the punishment."
"You live in a trailer on the side of a mountain." My niece paused, her anger cooled, and she sat contritely
at the table searching for words to make it right with her mother.
Thanks to this approach, as Young himself contritely
admits, he's left a wake of destruction.