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  • a  having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
    expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice

  • As the state Librarian dryly explained: "It is an expiatory sacrifice to veracity, to good sense and true taste.
  • Roots, for all its soap opera, sex and violence, seems to have had a certain expiatory effect.
  • But it is not to lastStine is married to another, while Joachim is wedded only to his simple expiatory life.

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