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Your penance will be having to listen to your friend’s explanation, even if it unintentionally seems to confirm her guilt.
MISS MANNERS: FRIEND MIGHT BE LYING, BUT YOU WERE DEFINITELY RUDEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
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!
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
I look for no penance in this life, Reverend Mother, beyond such as may be imposed upon me.
Alas, it may be, she will impose on herself some rigid penance, in the hope that God may alleviate the sufferings of her brother!
Her friends, and a great many women of the place, drank with her, for which most of them afterward were enjoined penance.
With or amongst the Romanists to leave the shore is an act of disbelief which must be atoned for by penance or punishment.

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