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expiate
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The Age of Innocence
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  • "I don’t see myself—or you either—offering ourselves up to expiate her crimes."
  • The steam-yacht, built in the Clyde, and fitted with tiled bath-rooms and other unheard-of luxuries, was said to have cost him half a million; and the pearl necklace which he had presented to his wife on his return was as magnificent as such expiatory offerings are apt to be.
  • It seemed to him so natural—however tragic—that money ill-gotten should be cruelly expiated, that his mind, hardly lingering over Mrs. Beaufort’s doom, wandered back to closer questions.

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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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