expiation expiation

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. There is a new service from Expedia, Travelocity and other travel websites: environmental expiation.
  2. Pursewarden kills himself not from spiritual torpor but in expiation of a political blunder.
  3. Now he is determined to fly again, in expiation and fulfillment.

News

  • Comment on Central City Opera wants people to talk about "Dead Man Walking"

    Setting the record straight. Rebuttals to common anti death penalty deceptions, by Sr, Prejean and others. Let's talk. The Innocents Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/04/t ... death.html The Death Penalty: Mercy, Expiation, Redemption & Salvation http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/06/t ... ation.html The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge ...
    on March 10, 2014     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. Mr Grade said he did not want a "witch-hunt", adding: "In some instances there has been disciplinary action, but I don't intend to take a couple of token scalps in expiation. That would not solve the problem."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Michael Grade Source: ic Wales

  2. Jeremy Herrin's skilfully crafted production uncovers the true mystery, which Eliot says is not one of "crime and punishment, but of sin and expiation".
    on Nov 29, 2008 By: TS Eliot Source: Times Online

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