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atone
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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)
  • May God accept my atonement in the preservation of these two existences!
    Chapter 117 (70% in)
  • "Madame," replied Villefort, with a mournful smile, "I have already had the honor to observe that my father has—at least, I hope so—abjured his past errors, and that he is, at the present moment, a firm and zealous friend to religion and order—a better royalist, possibly, than his son; for he has to atone for past dereliction, while I have no other impulse than warm, decided preference and conviction."
    Chapters 5-6 (87% in)
  • I fancied that I still heard faint moans, and imagining that the unfortunate jeweller might not be quite dead, I determined to go to his relief, by way of atoning in some slight degree, not for the crime I had committed, but for that which I had not endeavored to prevent.
    Chapters 45-46 (16% in)
  • Alas, what would become of me who can only atone for evil by doing good?
    Chapter 117 (47% in)

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