contritely contritely


  • (adv) in a rueful manner



  1. Some participants felt painfully uncomfortable listening to the President pleading, although not contritely, for understanding.
  2. At a press conference in Philadelphia, he contritely retreated from his language but not his stand on public housing.
  3. Then, told that she had only a few months to live, Harriet Reeves contritely determined to give an elaborate party for the people she had wronged.


  • Kimbrel apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    When Craig Kimbrel was removed during the ninth inning of Saturday night's 7-5 win over the Mets, he visibly expressed his displeasure toward Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. But approximately 20 minutes later, the dominant closer contritely apologized for his on-field actions.
    on April 20, 2014     Source: Major League Baseball

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