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  • v. Present participle of expiate.


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  • To conclude: from superstition our fathers retired for longer or shorter periods from the difs - tractions and entertainments of the world, and passed those intervals in the silence and solitude of monastic life, in the practice of a ngoPDUS discipliiie; in the notion of expiating their neg - ligences, their offences, their total forgetfulness of God m the daily course of ordinary life, and thus in the compass of a few days to do that for God and heaven, which ought to have been the scope and tendency of their whole lives.

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  • Far from being altruistic, this little question is really about expiating that guilt. entropyred

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  • Even if he didn't as a foundation statement has claimed, solar appears to have been Mr. Kaiser's way of expiating his carbon sins.

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  • For a woman who has spent twenty long years expiating her adultery, the desire to look pure and blameless, with a slate wiped clean, must be overwhelming.

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  • The friend who first brought it into our home had been ousted decades earlier and was expiating his crime in some forgotten department of the public library.

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  • In our more self-deluding moments we like to think we did this in a fit of remorse and egalitarianism, expiating past colonial sins.

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  • "May our fasts be acceptable to you, Lord, we entreat: and by expiating our sins make us worthy of your grace ..."

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  • For a moment he visualized himself lying on a psychiatrist's couch, beginning therapy, expiating his crimes, then the image faded and all that was left were the pictures in his head and the torrent of words being sucked down into Bolger's little machine ....


  • When I began my search, I wasn't certain whether I'd be expiating my guilt or compounding it.

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  • How good it is to offer oneself totally to Jesus so that He may continue as adoring, expiating Victim, but above all as loving Victim!

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