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The Pontiff will travel to Canada on Sunday for a week-long tour of the country on what he has described as a “pilgrimage of penance.”

From Time

All eyes are now on McCarthy to see how far he’ll chase penance.

From TIme

In our yearly pilgrimage from the seeming penance of winter to the obvious glories of spring, some days seem as much about the journey as the destination, and Saturday seemed to be one of those voyaging days.

To the world, I was fat and unfit and had to go to the gym as penance.

From Vox

Those who have somehow broken the laws of this country remain in some of them and this is their abode of penance.

It is will always be my penance now always to believe that I didn't do enough for my friend.

Penance is available at the Newsstand, Miami and at for $45—$500.

“The pain is her penance,” says one of them, amid the screams of labor.

Pay your penance while demonstrating a commitment to public service.

The company will be forced to endure penance not only for the spill, but paradoxically for the sunflower.

I attended, and hearkened; no man speaketh what is good, there is none that doth penance for his sin, saying: What have I done?

It seemed to him as if no punishment or penance could atone for such deception and for so great a crime.

Many a fish is mad after the bait; but when he is hooked, he finds his penance, even though the line should break.

The Church adjudged Simone heretic, and condemned her for salutary penance to the bread of suffering and the water of affliction.

And you look as if you were doing penance, or something—you've got such a superior expression!


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penance, such as: absolution, atonement, contrition, forgiveness, penitence, and remorse.

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