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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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remit
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • …days and quarantines and years; yet the spiritual triumph which he felt in achieving with ease so many fabulous ages of canonical penances did not wholly reward his zeal of prayer, since he could never know how much temporal punishment he had remitted by way of suffrage for the agonizing souls; and fearful lest in the midst of the purgatorial fire, which differed from the infernal only in that it was not everlasting, his penance might avail no more than a drop of moisture, he drove his…

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as in: remit payment Define
to send money
as in: pain remitted Define
to decrease in intensity
as in: remit sins Define
to forgive
as in: remit has expanded Define
area of responsibility
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