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expiate
used in As I Lay Dying

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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)
  • And she said, "My daily life is an acknowledgment and expiation of my sin"
    Section 39 — Cora (3) (21% in)
expiation = atonement (a way of demonstrating sorrow for a wrong either by doing something good in return for the wrong, or by accepting punishment)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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