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penance
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The Da Vinci Code
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  • One hour, he told himself, grateful that the Teacher had given him time to carry out the necessary penance before entering a house of God.
  • She had been shocked to learn that female numeraries were forced to clean the men’s residence halls for no pay while the men were at mass; women slept on hardwood floors, while the men had straw mats; and women were forced to endure additional requirements of corporal mortification… all as added penance for original sin.

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  • A foreign policy of penance was counterproductive.

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