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atone
used in The Age of Innocence

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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)
  • Nevertheless, as the day for the Sillerton reception approached, May began to show a natural solicitude for his welfare, and to suggest a tennis match at the Chiverses', or a sail on Julius Beaufort's cutter, as a means of atoning for her temporary desertion.
    Chapter 22 (34% in)

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