How to use Penitential in a sentence as an adjective

The restrictions on minor consumer items are a penitential hairshirt. I think your "big-picturism" bypasses the immediate absurdity of consumer environmentalism, but leaves the deeper contradiction untouched."

This led to a sort of penitential panic. The irony is that the most scathing complaints were leveled at the one faculty member in the department who probably did more to address diversity issues professionally in their career than anyone else, as it was a sort of research focus of theirs.

And in this spirit, Weizaecker continued: "No discerning person can expect them to wear a penitential robe simply because they are Germans. But their forefathers have left them a grave legacy.

No discerning person can expect them to wear a penitential robe simply because they are Germans. But their forefathers have left them a grave legacy.

Most of the believers devoted themselves to prayer and penitential practices, repairing churches and setting up religious houses. The papacy became more powerful.

> Although I will say it always had a kind of grim, penitential air to it Yeah. A weird vibe.

Although I will say it always had a kind of grim, penitential air to it - all the employees in their black and white outfits and the massive black locked cages behind the rows of registers. It seemed oppressive, like you wouldn't be surprised to find out that the managers were beating the cashiers or something.

Everyone wants to talk about the penitential energy and what-not. Though that is mostly pointless unless you grasp the first fundamental concept of voltage.

"As a salutary penance we impose on you to recite the seven penitential psalms once a week for the next three years. And we reserve to ourselves the power of moderating, commuting, or taking off, the whole or part of the said penalties and penances."

The other days of Lent are still penitential days, but the bishops of the region have the authority to determine the form of the penance. In the United States the bishops have stated that it is acceptable to substitute fasting for some other form of penance determined by the individual.

Penitential definitions

adjective

showing or constituting penance; "penitential tears"; "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words"

See also: penitentiary