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 Meanings and Examples of EXPIATE
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expiate
 v.  make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
Classic Sentence:
1  This image at his warning they reared in recompense for the Palladium and the injured deity, to expiate the horror of sacrilege.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
2  If the Trojans steered for Italy without thy leave and defiant of thy deity, let them expiate their sin; aid not such with thy succour.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
3  Be that as it may, if our good senator was a political sinner, he was in a fair way to expiate it by his night's penance.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  To expiate his huntsman's offense, Ilagin pressed the Rostovs to come to an upland of his about a mile away which he usually kept for himself and which, he said, swarmed with hares.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
5  After a wild youth, he had retired into a convent, there to expiate, at least for some time, the follies of adolescence.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 16 IN WHICH M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL
6  I keep it and rear it rather on the Roman Catholic principle of expiating numerous sins, great or small, by one good work.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  He inclined towards all that groans and all that expiates.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
8  Whether there had not been an excess of weights in one balance of the scale, in the one which contains expiation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
9  But this expiation did not satisfy two sainted women, Madame Courtin, Marquise de Boucs, and the Comtesse de Chateauvieux.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X—ORIGIN OF THE PERPETUAL ADORATION
10  And in these two places, so similar yet so unlike, these two species of beings who were so very unlike, were undergoing the same work, expiation.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
11  Jean Valjean understood thoroughly the expiation of the former; that personal expiation, the expiation for one's self.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
12  This was a place of expiation, and not of punishment; and yet, it was still more austere, more gloomy, and more pitiless than the other.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
13  Bid her haste and sprinkle river water over her body, and bring with her the beasts ordained for expiation: so let her come: and thou likewise veil thy brows with a pure chaplet.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
Example Sentence:
1  He tried to expiate his crimes by a full confession to the authorities.