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Not unto me the strength be ascribed; not unto me the wringing of the expiation!'

There is but one abode for the blessed, my dear mademoiselle, and one expiation for us all.

With the old conception of law and the expiation of crime it was otherwise.

That thing which he was minded to do would be expiation in the sight of Heaven.

Such a provocation as he gave me could have but one expiation.

His guilt must have already had its expiation in years of remorse and suffering.

And for this wish—insensate, foolish as it was—the expiation is indeed heavy.

In doing for her lay the only expiation possible for him in the world.

This expiation, however, would be as terrible for me as for you.

I have imposed this penance on myself in expiation of my offences as a son and as a husband.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., via Middle French expiation or directly from Latin expiationem (nominative expiatio) "satisfaction, atonement," noun of action from past participle stem of expiare "make amends," from ex- "completely" (see ex-) + piare "propitiate, appease," from pius "faithful, loyal, devout" (see pious).

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