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atone
used in Jane Eyre

4 uses
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Definition
to fix or make up for a wrong — especially a sin (even if nothing can be done to make up for the wrong other than to show regret)
  • I am sure most people would have thought him an ugly man; yet there was so much unconscious pride in his port; so much ease in his demeanour; such a look of complete indifference to his own external appearance; so haughty a reliance on the power of other qualities, intrinsic or adventitious, to atone for the lack of mere personal attractiveness, that, in looking at him, one inevitably shared the indifference, and, even in a blind, imperfect sense, put faith in the confidence.
    Chapter 14 (37% in)
  • After which he murmured, "It will atone — it will atone.
    Chapter 23 (89% in)
  • After which he murmured, "It will atone — it will atone.
    Chapter 23 (89% in)
  • My father always cherished the idea that he would atone for his error by leaving his possessions to us; that letter informs us that he has bequeathed every penny to the other relation, with the exception of thirty guineas, to be divided between St. John, Diana, and Mary Rivers, for the purchase of three mourning rings.
    Chapter 30 (96% in)

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