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noun as in atonement

noun as in offering

noun as in ransom

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Example Sentences

But law is, at best, an imperfect instrument of grief and expiation.

Even the priests of the false gods, aghast with horror at his crimes, exclaimed, There is no expiation for deeds like these.

I felt a secret assurance that he was no longer in a place of expiation, though I ceased not to pray for him.

It was a hard struggle for Luther to give up the ideas of the Middle Ages in reference to self-expiation.

The church taught that the world was evil, life here an expiation, heaven the soul's true home.

The poem entitled The Outcast expresses this feeling of mysterious remorse and unending and unavailing expiation.


On this page you'll find 212 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expiation, such as: apology, redress, reparation, restitution, atonement, and indemnification.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.