Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • At once; immediately.
  • At one and the same time.

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of atone.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “Mme. de Beauseant is descended from the House of Burgundy, on the spindle side, ’tis true, but the name atones for everything.

    The Deserted Woman

  • “Mme. de Beauseant is descended from the House of Burgundy, on the spindle side, ’tis true, but the name atones for everything.

    The Deserted Woman

  • QPR 2-3 Sunderland Brown 89' Brown atones for some slack defending by coming up from the back to knock the ball into the net from a Richardson corner!

    Premier League clockwatch – as it happened | Paul Doyle

  • For the secular-minded, humanity atones for its sins through political, economic or ideological enlightenment.

    The Enduring Appeal of the Apocalypse

  • Matt, your posting the Velvet Underground atones for all of your past musical sins.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • Democrats – the Party of Slavery and Jim Crow – now atones for its sins by smearing Republicans.

    Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

  • Democrats – the Party of Slavery and Jim Crow – now atones for its sins by smearing Republicans.

    Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

  • The next day all of the tope officials at the attendance that atones Cialis calculated the embodiment of the reputedly “fetching” Russian boatwoman.

    Mentalist: Chinatown : Bev Vincent

  • At the end, he atones for his own culture's imperialistic sins (call it "white guilt" if you will, but skin color is not the point).

    Chris McGowan: Immersion in Pandora: The Virtual World of Avatar

  • The script encored the central dynamic that DeMille had used on Union Pacific and North West Mounted Police: a stalwart hero (who in this case does origami), and a lusty, semi-heroic figure who, through a single weakness of character, turns bad but atones by dying nobly (Robert Preston in the earlier films, Wayne in the new one).

    Empire of Dreams

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