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penance
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)

or:

a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
  • But I'm hardly going to come to give Mr. Heathcliff pleasure; whatever reason he may have for ordering Linton to undergo this penance.
    Chapter 26 (71% in)

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