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atone
used in Things Fall Apart

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Definition
to fix or make up for a wrong — especially a sin (even if nothing can be done to make up for the wrong other than to show regret)
  • That was why Okonkwo had been Chosen by the nine villages to carry a message of war to their enemies unless they agreed to give up a young man and a virgin to atone for the murder of Udo's wife.
    p. 27.5
atone = make up (for a wrong)
  • If a clansman killed a royal python accidentally, he made sacrifices of atonement and performed an expensive burial ceremony such as was done for a great man.
    p. 158.0
atonement = the process of making up for a wrong
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