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Synonyms for expiate

make amends for

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Synonyms for expiate

make amends for

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the nation from the diabolic forces that held it in thrall: the royal blood on the guillotine could only be expiated in the blood of the nation" (xvi).
The psychic stain upon the soul of the survivor was expiated through post-battle rituals lasting for several days, culminating with the ritual rebirth of the warriors in a temple site specific to the female principle.
Like Noah then, whose faith in fiscal remuneration as a form of salvation to the disaster struck allowed him to function, Stephens believes grief has its price: that it can be paid for and expiated in a court of law.
By this policy, their war crimes stood forgiven, expiated not by restitution or even a show of contrition on their part, but simply by our own forgiving consciences.
The effect of this is expiated in a culture increasingly governed, as Boris Frankel has noted, by sadism and the erotics of power (from the workplace to the sex industry to Tarantino) and by a complementary difficulty of selfhood, manifested variously as ADHD, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, 'social phobia', Japanese suicide cults and so on.
Even then, Bonhoeffer's decision was accompanied by "ambiguity, sin, and guilt," the authors write, expiated only by a reliance on the Christ who "takes on the guilt of sinners, and to extend the forgiveness of his Father God to those sinners.
Merchant, millionaire, banker, ship owner, royal favourite and minister of finance, explorer of the East and monopolist of the glittering trade between that quarter of the globe and his own, great capitalist who had anticipated the brilliant operations of the present time, he expiated his prosperity by poverty, imprisonment, and torture.
The Brothers of the Light from their inception, and the Bloodguard after Kevin, fend off the terror of history with atonement, in keeping with Eliade's contention that historical suffering ascribable to sins can be both understood and expiated (96-100).
I say otherwise: sanctions remain a sinful act that must be expiated like any other sin.
is not that of harsh and rough justice meted out to him: it is that of a man who acted from motives understandable and perhaps even shared by everyone, and yet whose crime had to be expiated for the good of society.
A democratic politics is always an uncanny experience, and the search for a home in which foreignness is expiated ill-prepares citizens for the rigors of democratic life.
It is a challenge that must be met, a shame that must be expiated," Mara noted.
Robert Bellarmine, SJ, and Francisco Suarez, SJ (78-101) paying special heed to the somewhat recent doctrine that sins can be preemptively expiated through suffering during this life.
The consequence of this doctrine was a deeply entrenched demand for all human misconduct to be expiated by suffering, just as "God himself had demanded it" of Jesus (103).
However, it is remarkable how some of these ugly themes kept resurfacing in material circulated during the Council: that the Jews were killers of God, doomed to perpetual servitude for the crime of deicide, a crime that could only be expiated by their conversion; that the Jews were the enemies of and conspirators against the Church; and that the Jews were Freemasons and Communists.