penitent (part of speech: adjective)
regretful (part of speech: adjective)
Nay, if need be, she would take the veil and mourn away the rest of her young life as a penitent,
in a convent or a solitary rock- cell.
- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
It was a very humble man and a very penitent,
that stood looking them in the face.
- "The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies", Ralph Connor.
Whoso then shall come to you, be he friend or foe, penitent
or thief, receive him kindly.
- "Mary Magdalen", Edgar Saltus.