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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 26th July 2021
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contrite (adjective) kon-TRITE

Repentant, deeply sorry, full of remorse.

On my last bed I lie utterly helpless and humble, and I pray forgiveness for my weakness and throw myself, with a contrite heart, at the feet of the Divine Mercy.

William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair. Amazon

“I have been inconsiderate,” the contrite former mayor of Seoul says.

Unattributed, The Economist, 15 November 2007. The Economist

Placation and contrite self criticism, for example because of an allegedly incorrect foreign policy, will not stop them."

Unattributed, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2 July 2007,
quoted in Spiegel Online International, 2 July 2007. Spiegel Online

"I set a very bad example,'' said a contrite Mr. Corzine, who broke his left femur, his sternum and 11 ribs in the accident.

David Kocieniewski and David Chen, The New York Times, 1 May 2007. New York Times

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