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expiate
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
atone (demonstrate sorrow for a wrong either by doing something good to make up for the wrong, or accepting punishment)
  • I keep it and rear it rather on the Roman Catholic principle of expiating numerous sins, great or small, by one good work.
    Chapter 14 (**% in)
  • It will expiate at God's tribunal.
    Chapter 23 (89% in)

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