remorsefulness


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Sentencing him Deputy Bailiff Richard Collas accepted Holden's remorsefulness and his plans to adopt a more mature approach to life on his release with the support of his partner and former employer
Choosing the appropriate remedy, ranging from an oral warning to termination of employment, should be based on the severity of the conduct, the remorsefulness of the perpetrator, and the extent of previous problems with the particular employee.
In the structure of the ongoing theatre experience, this remorsefulness led to an opening in which "the neighbors" had a conversation with the abusing man about preferred outcomes.
Chaucer's contrition, however, acknowledges only post hoc remorsefulness for his fiction; it does not necessarily explain its qualities.