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act of contrition

  

      n     (Christianity)   a short prayer of penitence  
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contrition  
      n  
1    deeply felt remorse; penitence  
2      (Christianity)   detestation of past sins and a resolve to make amends, either from love of God (perfect contrition) or from hope of heaven (imperfect contrition)  


act of contrition  
      n     (Christianity)   a short prayer of penitence  

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contrition

  
  
compunction, humiliation, penitence, remorse, repentance, self-reproach, sorrow  

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v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
blend of "slacker" and "activism". Act of participating to pointless activities as a type of activism.
Signing on-line petitions or wearing bracelets against war are forms of slacktivism
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
n.
the act of transferring virtual content or value on the Internet to a specific destination
[Tech.]
n.
the act of using someone else's identifying information with the intent to defraud others online
[Leg.];[Tech.] criminal act to steal a personal information online
n.
the act of changing the ownership of a virtual property from one person to another
[Tech.]
n.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
[Leg.]
v.
The act or offence of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying forest land. Or, the land thus destroyed.
[Leg.] English noun and verb
adv.
Someone's ability to look and act like whoever is around him or her.
The fictional character of human chameleon Leonard Zelig (in the film "Zelig", 1983), who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
det.
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
n.
act or habit of describing something as having little or no value
{rare] Ex.: My teen is in that phase right now where everything and everyone is lame and sucks; this floccinaucinihilipilification is really a pain in the neck!
exp.
when you act it has more impact that when you speak only
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