Be that as it may, if our good senator was a political sinner, he was in a fair way to expiate
it by his night's penance.
My horror of having committed a thousand offences I had forgotten, and which nothing could ever expiate
- my recollection of that indelible look which Agnes had given me - the torturing impossibility of communicating with her, not knowing, Beast that I was, how she came to be in London, or where she stayed - my disgust of the very sight of the room where the revel had been held - my racking head - the smell of smoke, the sight of glasses, the impossibility of going out, or even getting up
But yet all is not don; Man disobeying, Disloyal breaks his fealtie, and sinns Against the high Supremacie of Heav'n, Affecting God-head, and so loosing all, To expiate
his Treason hath naught left, But to destruction sacred and devote, He with his whole posteritie must die, Die hee or Justice must; unless for him Som other able, and as willing, pay The rigid satisfaction, death for death.
But, in order to expiate
the sin of avarice, which was my undoing, I oblige each passer-by to give me a blow.
Thou whose injustice hath supplied the cause That makes me quit the weary life I loathe, As by this wounded bosom thou canst see How willingly thy victim I become, Let not my death, if haply worth a tear, Cloud the clear heaven that dwells in thy bright eyes; I would not have thee expiate
in aught The crime of having made my heart thy prey; But rather let thy laughter gaily ring And prove my death to be thy festival.
After a wild youth, he had retired into a convent, there to expiate
, at least for some time, the follies of adolescence.
Even now he thought me a child, a raw schoolgirl, as much as he did Sasha; and this hurt me extremely, seeing that I had done so much to expiate
my former behaviour.
I don't see myself--or you either-- offering ourselves up to expiate
Your early recollection, my dear, will supply the gloomy medium through which all this was seen and expressed by the writer, and the distorted religion which clouded her mind with impressions of the need there was for the child to expiate
an offence of which she was quite innocent.
I have many sins to expiate
, and though I be deathless, life is all too short for the atonement.
Lemarrois had just arrived at a gallop with Bonaparte's stern letter, and Murat, humiliated and anxious to expiate
his fault, had at once moved his forces to attack the center and outflank both the Russian wings, hoping before evening and before the arrival of the Emperor to crush the contemptible detachment that stood before him.
Of what crime could she be guilty that she must expiate
it in the dreaded arena?