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expiate
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and expiate not only your own sins but the sins of others.
  • We shall tell them that every sin will be expiated, if it is done with our permission, that we allow them to sin because we love them, and the punishment for these sins we take upon ourselves.
  • But, being a man of fortitude, he bore his suffering a long time, thinking: "I shall expiate everything by this secret agony."
  • "Well, my opinion is," Smerdyakov began suddenly and unexpectedly in a loud voice, "that if that laudable soldier’s exploit was so very great there would have been, to my thinking, no sin in it if he had on such an emergency renounced, so to speak, the name of Christ and his own christening, to save by that same his life, for good deeds, by which, in the course of years to expiate his cowardice."

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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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