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used in Henry VIII

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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
  • I would I were; They should find easy penance.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in York Place (17% in)
  • Gentlemen, The penance lies on you, if these fair ladies Pass away frowning.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in York Place (30% in)
  • There is a fellow somewhat near the door, he should be a brazier by his face, for, o' my conscience, twenty of the dog-days now reign in's nose; all that stand about him are under the line, they need no other penance: that fire-drake did I hit three times on the head, and three times was his nose discharged against me; he stands there, like a mortar-piece, to blow us.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — The palace yard (47% in)

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