(1) There's nothing wrong with putting your hand up, accepting that you've made a big mistake and saying sorry in an honest, contrite declaration.(2) And so he does not drop to his knees, he is not contrite , he does not sit in the church with the grieving parents and wives and children.(3) It was a dramatic change in tone, a contrite president uncharacteristically admitting a major failure.(4) Prisons are designed to transform a regretted crime into contrite behavior through penalties and punishment.(5) He knew he was supposed to be feeling suitably contrite and sorry, but there was nothing.(6) Some were contrite , and apologized directly to the families of those they had murdered.(7) It was striking, although its tone was less contrite than last week's recantation.(8) I am immensely contrite , and I am sorry for the damage that I've done.(9) I know the members of the morning show are truly contrite .(10) I am truly contrite , penitent, repentant, remorseful and steeped in the tears of my regretfulness.(11) Maybe he's already rehearsing for a contrite resignation.(12) She tried to ignore how adorable he looked, all contrite and repentant.(13) ├ö├ç├┐It was also clear that he was genuinely contrite and that he had never previously been in any kind of trouble with the police,├ö├ç├û he said.(14) I guess this is the point where I should be contrite and say I was ashamed of myself, but I wasn't.(15) 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.(16) I will say that Dolly was contrite over the affair, almost apologetic in fact.