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  • It was something which he felt rather than perceived, and he never voiced the feeling without subsequent regret and ample atonement.
  • The old gentleman, her father, I have heard, used to atone for his weekday sins with his Sunday devotions.
  • He meant to stop at the wedding on his way to New York and endeavor by every means which money and love could devise to atone somewhat for Edna’s incomprehensible action.

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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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