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The House of Mirth
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  • Not in the least: you might expiate your enjoyment of them by founding a hospital.
  • The topmost shelf of every closet was made to yield up its secret, cellar and coal-bin were probed to their darkest depths and, as a final stage in the lustral rites, the entire house was swathed in penitential white and deluged with expiatory soapsuds.

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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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