expiation


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the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

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The Church has opened these tombs in which life is buried; no doubt they are needful for those few Christians who are absolutely useless to the world; but for me, it would be better, I thought, to live among my fellows, to devote my life of expiation to their service.
The evil had broken out once or twice in the father's family, long before Lady Steyne's sins had begun, or her fasts and tears and penances had been offered in their expiation.
From some quarter, or other, a rumor had got abroad that Miss Monson's governess was of a noble family, a circumstance that I soon discovered had great influence in New York, doubtless by way of expiation for the rigid democratical notions that so universally pervade its society.
Our talent is a sort of expiation, and we are constrained to reflect on our splendid moment with a certain humiliation, as somewhat too fine, and not as one act of many acts, a fair expression of our permanent energy.
One often encountered in the most frequented street, in the most crowded and noisy market, in the very middle, under the feet of the horses, under the wheels of the carts, as it were, a cellar, a well, a tiny walled and grated cabin, at the bottom of which a human being prayed night and day, voluntarily devoted to some eternal lamentation, to some great expiation.
She nursed him, she read to him, she anticipated his wants, and was solicitous about his feelings; but there had entered into the husband's mind the certainty that she judged him, and that her wifely devotedness was like a penitential expiation of unbelieving thoughts--was accompanied with a power of comparison by which himself and his doings were seen too luminously as a part of things in general.
And they produce a host of books written by Musaeus and Orpheus, who were children of the Moon and the Muses--that is what they say-- according to which they perform their ritual, and persuade not only individuals, but whole cities, that expiations and atonements for sin may be made by sacrifices and amusements which fill a vacant hour, and are equally at the service of the living and the dead; the latter sort they call mysteries, and they redeem us from the pains of hell, but if we neglect them no one knows what awaits us.
New measures to target fine dodgers who refuse to pay overdue fines and expiation fees have passed State Parliament.
The HC simultaneously ordered the City Hospital authorities to donate Tk 5,000 to Anzuman Mafidul Islam as expiation of its inhuman decision saying its refusal to hand over the body was an act of human rights violation.
reporter contacted the spokesman of Post department in the context of this news but he didn't gave any expiation in this regard.
When we pray with contrite hearts, we realize our mistakes and wrongdoing and the atonement and expiation that we have to make.
And what indicates their superiority are a number of narrations, one of which is the saying of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam: "Performance of 'Umrah is an expiation of the sins committed between it and the previous 'Umrah, and the reward of the Hajj which is accepted by Allaah, Most High, is nothing but Paradise.
The amount to be paid as expiation for breaking the fast is fixed at Rs6000 (equal to serving 60 destitutes) whereas if someone was unable to fast during the entire month of Ramazan he or she should pay Rs3000 as Fidya (compensation).
It should be noted that a person who is unable to fast has to either make up the missed fast only, or pay expiation (fidyah) only, or make up the missed fast and pay expiation, or do neither of the two.
screenwriter finds expiation in a deserted back-lot church in rural New Mexico.