I guess this is the point where I should be contrite and say I was ashamed of myself, but I wasn't.
I am truly contrite , penitent, repentant, remorseful and steeped in the tears of my regretfulness.
I know the members of the morning show are truly contrite .
He then issued a contrite public apology for his ‘foolish mistake’ before frantically trying to avoid being tracked down by the media.
Maybe he's already rehearsing for a contrite resignation.
Compare and contrast this contrite pose with the self-same penitent jailbound all over again last year as a result of felling two motorists during a wee spell of road rage.
He knew he was supposed to be feeling suitably contrite and sorry, but there was nothing.
It was striking, although its tone was less contrite than last week's recantation.
Prisons are designed to transform a regretted crime into contrite behavior through penalties and punishment.
I will say that Dolly was contrite over the affair, almost apologetic in fact.