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used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • They did not look like workers, they looked like a chain gang serving an unspeakable penance for some unspeakable crime.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (50% in)
  • The great penance.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (10% in)
  • But I have sponsored him under the masthead of my paper, and if public penance is a strange, humiliating act to perform in our modern age, such is the punishment I impose upon myself hereby.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (17% in)

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