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Usage examples for atone

  1. He considered that they had intended to upset the government: not only had they failed, but they themselves must atone for the attempt. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. What can they possibly suffer that can atone for what they have inflicted? – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  3. True, Lord Lossie had once and again spoken so as to offend him, but the confidence he had shown in him had gone far to atone for that. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  4. If the glove does not lead me to the hand, I shall pay a visit to you in the hope that you will atone for your present cruelty by telling me where to find the owner of both glove and hand. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  5. The risks that he was running seemed to his youthful fancy to atone for any defects in his logic or his plans. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  6. Now that war has broken out, the man can atone for the boy's sin. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. He told of the blessing the old age pension had been to many people he knew, and he admitted that England had been trying, of late years, to atone for her old injustices toward Ireland, and was now, perhaps, spending more money on the country than she got out of it. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  8. I must atone let me atone – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. To die- and, dying, to atone – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  10. I know that I would do anything to atone for the evil which I have wrought to others. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  11. And again she thought, " I shall atone – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  12. Somewhat dull was she of hearing, but that sharpness of eye did much to atone for it. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins
  13. But I intend to atone for my fault with this. – The Blunderer by Moliere
  14. I gave him his life once: why will not that atone – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  15. Baron, you shall atone for this. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  16. " Your commands shall be obeyed, signor," he said, rapidly, as though eager to atone for his past hesitation. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  17. It is the only way in which I may atone for the wrong I have done a very good woman. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  18. In other parts girls take a pride in preserving their purity, but atone for it by a dissolute life after marriage. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  19. She knew how easy it is to make mistakes in life, she knew how hard it is to atone for them. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  20. I am sure this news will pacify you, and atone for the day's delay in this letter reaching you. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
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