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 Meanings and Examples of ATONE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The more sentimental were inclined to view that the black sheep of the Butler family had repented of his evil ways and was making an attempt to atone for his sins.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  The old gentleman, her father, I have heard, used to atone for his weekday sins with his Sunday devotions.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXII
3  He meant to stop at the wedding on his way to New York and endeavor by every means which money and love could devise to atone somewhat for Edna's incomprehensible action.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIV
4  While he spoke, however, the young soldier seized his rifle, and advancing toward the front, prepared to atone for his venial remissness, by freely exposing his life in defense of those he attended.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
5  Give me a chance to atone for my sins.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
6  The whole household, as if to atone for not having done it sooner, set eagerly to work at the new task of placing the wounded in the carts.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVI
7  Sonya had cried and begged to be forgiven and now, as if trying to atone for her fault, paid unceasing attention to her cousin.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXI
8  There are inconveniences attending such feelings as Marianne's, which all the charms of enthusiasm and ignorance of the world cannot atone for.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
9  Remember, cannot nine years of my life atone for an instant.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
10  A fine view and a church tower opposite atone for the many stairs, and I took a fancy to my den on the spot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
11  Deeply as I have sinned, I have led a life of martyrdom to atone for it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for half-cold entrees, as Lord Henry remarked once, in a discussion on the subject, and there is possibly a good deal to be said for his view.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
13  We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ONE
14  Thou art pardoned, Fitzurse," said the prince, gravely; "thy purpose hath atoned for thy hasty rashness.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  The living in incessant noise was, to a frame and temper delicate and nervous like Fanny's, an evil which no superadded elegance or harmony could have entirely atoned for.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Example Sentence:
1  He knew no way in which he could atone for his brutal crime.
2  The country's leader has expressed a wish to atone for his actions in the past.
3  Christ's atonement is for the sins of mankind.