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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • I am expiating a moment of selfishness, and so I always say to La Carconte, when she complains, ’Hold your tongue, woman; it is the will of God.’
  • As for myself, I can assure you of one thing,—the more men you see die, the easier it becomes to die yourself; and in my opinion, death may be a torture, but it is not an expiation.
  • Expiation.

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  • She knows she can’t expiate her sins, but hopes to heal some of the wounds.
  • And when there is also a feeling of guilt to be overcome, and, maybe, expiated,
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids

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