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Word: atone

Definition: make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for


Sentences Containing 'atone'

Their society can afford no pleasure that will atone for such wretchedness as this!
His boots were brand new, and fitted me genteelly; and I put them on and sunk my old shoes in the creek, to atone for them.
Alas, what would become of me who can only atone for evil by doing good?''
Deeply as I have sinned, I have led a life of martyrdom to atone for it.

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