atonement atonement  /ə ˈtoʊn mənt/


  1. (n) the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
  2. (n) compensation for a wrong


  1. TESS Directed by Roman Polanski Screenplay by Grard Brack, Roman Polanski and John Brownjohn Tess seems to be more an act of atonement than of.
  2. Then comes the afternoon that is set aside for atonement on the subject of marijuana.



    IRISH actress Saoirse Ronan, an Oscar nominee this year for her work in Atonement, can add a stinker to her career resume, unfortunately. City of Ember, in which she stars with Bill Murray and Tim Robbins, opened on Friday, and the public didn't give a hoot.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. Pressure Grows on Cork Bishop to Resign

    Fr. Michael Mernagh, an Augustinian priest based in Dublin, undertook a march from Cobh, Co. Cork to Dublin as a "walk of atonement" in sympathy for the victims of clerical child sexual abuse.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. "Without an apology and atonement for these senseless and brutal killings," Mr. Schwarzenegger wrote, "there can be no redemption. In this case, the one thing that would be the clearest indication of complete remorse and full redemption is...
    on Dec 12, 2005 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: New York Times

  2. "We hold every human life sacred," said Bunye. "We pray for the soul of this innocent child and hope that whoever was responsible for this, realizes the gravity of this deed and seek atonement."
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Ignacio Bunye Source:

  3. "I hope my next movie is not an action movie, but equally I hope it is not another 'Atonement,"' said McAvoy, who starred opposite Keira Knightley in the World War II era romance as the housekeeper's son who is betrayed by a young girl's lie.
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: James McAvoy Source: Vancouver Sun

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