- 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.
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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,
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John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids