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It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty: but it is a consolation to reflect, that we at least have made a greater sacrifice, than ever made by any nation, to expiate our sin.
There still remains to me the proud humility of repentance; I will find some sphere of life where I can expiate the errors to which you, the mediator between Heaven and me, have shown no mercy.
And the old man went away in fear and silence, and, when he had left the camp, he called upon Apollo by his many names, reminding him of everything which he had done pleasing to him, whether in building his temples, or in offering sacrifice, and praying that his good deeds might be returned to him, and that the Achaeans might expiate his tears by the arrows of the god,'--and so on.
I am to blame, and punish me, make me expiate my fault.
It seemed to me that I was hurried on by an inevitable and unseen fate to this day of misery, and that now I was to expiate all my offences at the gallows; that I was now to give satisfaction to justice with my blood, and that I was come to the last hour of my life and of my wickedness together.
offences to expiate and peace to make, does not justify the desire to forget.
Mr Boffin took her down, and saw her driven away, with her poor little red eyes and weak chin peering over the great apron of the custard-coloured phaeton, as if she had been ordered to expiate some childish misdemeanour by going to bed in the daylight, and were peeping over the counterpane in a miserable flutter of repentance and low spirits.
Suffer and expiate your sin by it, that's what you must do.
Through Haj and Umrah, Muslims believe that there is a great chance to achieve Jannah as the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "An Umrah to another Umrah expiates what was between them, while the righteous Haj (mabroor) receives no other reward except Jannah.
The appalling sight of a war criminal, responsible for the torture and deaths of hundreds of his countrymen, happily dancing in a kitsch spectacle that both expiates and celebrates his mass executions--his victims thank him for sending them to heaven--provides the opening sequence (and structuring motif) of Joshua Oppenheimer's shocking new documentary, The Act of Killing.
Our Prophet also observed fasting on the 10th of Muharram and he said "It expiates the sins of the preceding year" (Saheeh Muslim).
It also serves Savage's imperialist nostalgia because with this loss he expiates guilt and when he walks into the sea he is allegorically purged of all his imperialist sins.