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

  • Even as Southern gentlemen have been time and again aroused to the hanging, burning and mutilation of human flesh in expiation for the black ravishment of their white women, so .
  • He may never have found that expiation; he lived his last years alone on remote Faro island, speaking only rarely with his old friends and colleagues.
  • There is a new service from Expedia, Travelocity and other travel websites: environmental expiation.
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  • 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 ...
    March 10, 2014 - Denver Post

  • TS Eliot in Times Online
    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".

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