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  • r  in a rueful manner

  • Some participants felt painfully uncomfortable listening to the President pleading, although not contritely, for understanding.
  • At a press conference in Philadelphia, he contritely retreated from his language but not his stand on public housing.
  • Last week, after about three years of study, Justice Minister Stuart Garson contritely declared that the property taken from the Japanese had been sold too cheaply.
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  • 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.
    April 20, 2014 - Major League Baseball

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