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expiate
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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atone (demonstrate sorrow for a wrong either by doing something good to make up for the wrong, or accepting punishment)
  • Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and expiate not only your own sins but the sins of others.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (31% in)
  • "Well, my opinion is," Smerdyakov began suddenly and unexpectedly in a loud voice, "that if that laudable soldier's exploit was so very great there would have been, to my thinking, no sin in it if he had on such an emergency renounced, so to speak, the name of Christ and his own christening, to save by that same his life, for good deeds, by which, in the course of years to expiate his cowardice."
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (53% in)
  • It's not worth the tears of that one tortured child who beat itself on the breast with its little fist and prayed in its stinking outhouse, with its unexpiated tears to 'dear, kind God'!
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)
  • And can you admit the idea that men for whom you are building it would agree to accept their happiness on the foundation of the unexpiated blood of a little victim?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • We shall tell them that every sin will be expiated, if it is done with our permission, that we allow them to sin because we love them, and the punishment for these sins we take upon ourselves.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (68% in)
  • But, being a man of fortitude, he bore his suffering a long time, thinking: "I shall expiate everything by this secret agony."
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (59% in)

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