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Anna Karenina
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  • Remember, cannot nine years of my life atone for an instant….
  • There is no sin for believers, their sin has been atoned for.
  • But this atones for a great deal.
  • Only, to atone for my sins, I’m bound to sit on the box.
  • … The atonement?
  • "No, I must atone for my sins, and I’m very comfortable on the box."
  • Either because his nature was sympathetic to Levin, or because Levin was trying to atone for his sins of the previous evening by seeing nothing but what was good in him, anyway he liked his society.

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  • To atone for sins is a common religious theme.
  • Approved forms of faith, practice, and conduct were laid down as consistent with orthodoxy, and deviation from these standards had to be confessed and atoned for by a prescribed form of penance.
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