used in Fahrenheit 451
only 1 use
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self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)
a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
- The other was like a chunk of burnt pine log he was carrying along as a penance for some obscure sin.
penance = self-punishment
There are no more uses of "penance" in Fahrenheit 451.