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Synonyms for expiate

make amends for

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Synonyms for expiate

make amends for

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Likewise, he tries to expiate his guilt with his self-sacrificial engagement in Chambal.
The glosses thus clarify a salvational trajectory, joining many of the penitential motifs into a more coherent progression in which the Mariner is punished for his killing of the albatross, blesses the water-snakes with the mediation of a guardian saint, expiates the curse of the dead crew, and receives "the penance of life" (gloss, 574-77).
He passes "like night, from land to land" (619), still unable to reach the daybreak of redemption, unable to expiate his sin, but only to relive it in the telling.
In the entranced landscape behind the Holy Family (a souvenir of Pintoricchio's apprenticeship with Perugino) St Jerome expiates his profane love of Cicero's resonant prose style.
Thus, as the masochist suffers in order to be able to enjoy sexual pleasure, Carmen Martin Gaite expiates her "sin" of not having suffered enough, in order to experience a sense of jouissance related to the act of joining her voice to others.
The masochistic journey serves to expiate the sin of happiness during the dictatorship years affording her the status of victim and authorizing her to speak.
wherein he simultaneously expresses, disguises, and expiates his guilt at once again breaking his marriage vows .
She's got so much to say, she's read and walked and knows her stuff and expiates by leading each week's batch back to their roots, plucking at her own.
Expiates His Crime: Assassin Prendergast Suffers the Extreme Penalty, CHI.
Nonintentional, new ethics expiates for the unexamined but imagined despotism of reason.
He was the only person who could bring out the best in Yamini, a father who regrets his having married off the girl against her wishes and who expiates his sin by helping the girl commit suicide.
Instead, McNamara expiates his guilt with a mea culpa.
But Miranda is eventually able to confront her loss, and in doing so she expiates her family's legacy.
Our Prophet (S) also observed fast on the day and he said, "It expiates the sins of the preceding year" (Saheeh Muslim).