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- This was some strange kind of atonement,
atonement = the process of fixing or making up for a wrong
- If Sue was making a gesture of atonement, she was doing it only at secondhand.
- Jerome argues with great force and eloquence that it is hardly typical of high-school-age adolescents to feel that they have to "atone" for anything-particularly for an offense against a peer who has been ostracized from existing cliques.
- 'And Ralph wept and talked about atonement and I didn't and then he was dead and then I thought God had visited me with cancer; that He was turning my female parts into something as black and rotten as my sinning soul.
There are no more uses of "atone" in Carrie.
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