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Definitions and meanings of "Penitents"

What do we mean by penitents?

One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his or her transgressions.

One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.

One under the direction of a confessor.

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The word "penitents" in example sentences

The great thing Christ eyes in penitents is their eyeing him in their repentance. ❋ Unknown (1721)

Certain penitents, in a show of incredible remorse (absurd stupidity? faith?), have themselves nailed to crosses and bake under the sun on Good Friday in imitation of Christ. ❋ Dean Francis Alfar (2003)

For, as great wickedness before conversion keeps not true penitents from the benefits of God's grace, so neither should it keep professing ones from church-fellowship. ❋ Unknown (1721)

After confessing to a human mediator — "the wise one, in whose hands lay the books, the paintings" — the penitents were then instructed to perform further rites such as fasting or passing reeds through their tongue, ear, or penis. 37 The Nahuas called this rite of confession neyolmelahualiztli, "straightening one's heart," a practice that restored internal equilibrium by returning the heart to its proper place. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Among his penitents was a beautiful young girl, about nineteen years old. ❋ Father Chiniquy (N/A)

Next day, appropriate sermons in the churches, processions in the afternoon, in which wax figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary were carried by men got up in fancy dresses as soldiers and centurions, and so called penitents, walking covered with black shrouds and veils, with small round holes to look through, or in the yellow dress and extinguisher cap, both with flames and devils painted on them. ❋ Edward Burnett Tylor (N/A)

A practice crept in of posing in church as penitents, that is, of kneeling, on all days alike. ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

Tertullian gives a very striking account of the course pursued by those called penitents about that period. ❋ Unknown (1854)

She writes that in the 11th Century there were religious wierdos known as penitents who wrote long rule books about every single sex act possible and the corresponding punishment you should incure for doing it. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In its streets are "penitents," wandering, in sackcloth and sandals, with a downcast look and a rope for self-castigation, among soldiers in new French uniforms and ladies in the latest Paris fashions. ❋ Robert A. Wilson (N/A)

Thessalonica (d. 1429) counts the monks simply as "penitents" ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

Flagellants, and these "penitents" were often full of hostility to the Church. ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

A corollary easily drawn from this was that in Lent and other penitential seasons, when all Christians without distinction professed themselves to be "penitents", the whole congregation should kneel during the celebration of the Divine ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

Shepherd take a fourth vow, namely, to work for the conversion and instruction of "penitents", -- a vow which makes this order one of the most beautiful creations of Christian charity. ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

The boy had grown up in a religious hothouse; his father, Lord William, had been accustomed in his youth to make periodical pilgrimages to Christchurch as one of Pusey's "penitents," and his house became in later life a rallying-point for the High Anglican party in all its emergencies. ❋ Humphry Ward (1885)

And when at last the "penitents" came crowding the altar with quaking cowardly knees, I fell upon mine and prayed: "Dear Lord, I am ❋ Paul Elmer More (1900)

The one time he felt the new way did not work was when, sitting face-to-face, he sensed that the penitents might not be able to allow themselves to say what might have been confided in darkness. ❋ Unknown (2011)

It is essential to understand that the rites of penance require a personal dialogue between penitents and their confessor... ❋ AP (2011)

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