(n.) = penitent. Ex: God offers penitents redemption but also bestows His 'common grace' on all. (adj.) = apologetic ; contrite ; remorseful ; repentant ; reformed. Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff. Ex: The novel is about a contrite sinner who finds penitence through a 'cunning' that is theatrical. Ex: All officers were remorseful about taking a life but all would make the same decision again if necessary. Ex: Whatever their beliefs, artists who depicted the return of the prodigal son presented the message that God is merciful and willing to forgive repentant sinners. Ex: The novel is about a reformed criminal trying to leave his past behind him, even though he got away with murder. ---- * con tono arrepentido = contritely.