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penance
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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Definition
self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)

or:

a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
  • I'd do penance for being wicked that way.
    Chapter 27 — Vanity and Vexation of Spirit (86% in)
  • She had an uneasy feeling that it was rather sinful to set one's heart so intensely on any human creature as she had set hers on Anne, and perhaps she performed a sort of unconscious penance for this by being stricter and more critical than if the girl had been less dear to her.
    Chapter 30 — The Queens Class Is Organized (7% in)
  • I cried bitterly, and asked Miss Stacy to forgive me and I'd never do such a thing again; and I offered to do penance by never so much as looking at Ben Hur for a whole week, not even to see how the chariot race turned out.
    Chapter 30 — The Queens Class Is Organized (27% in)

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