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A new Ahasuerus, cursed by inexpiable crime, yet sustained by a great purpose.

Where, then, was the inexpiable crime of those who fulfilled the beneficent intention?

There were stories of inexpiable crimes, but stories also of guilt that seemed successful.

Yes, yes; it was terrible guilt, an inexpiable crime, and she feels it to be so.

Yet the error was not inexpiable; and in his expiation he could put the seal to his devotion.

A second marriage in a woman is considered in India an inexpiable breach of conjugal fidelity.

Travelling in search of her he meets a girl, loves her, and all unwittingly commits an inexpiable offence.

The treachery of Jehu, in addition to his inexpiable cruelty, terrified the faithful, even while it served their ends.

Inexpiable though the injury she had wrought against me and mine, still the woman was human—fellow-creature-like myself;—but he?

Inexpiable, in-eks′pi-a-bl, adj. not able to be expiated or atoned for, implacable.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin inexpiabilis "that cannot be atoned for," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + expiabilis, from expiare (see expiation).

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