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