atone for


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atone for

To take responsibility and/or accept punishment for one's mistakes or misdeeds. I atoned for my sins before I started going to church again. I think she'll forgive you if you just atone for your mistake.

atone for something

to make amends for an error. You must atone for the bad things you have done.
References in classic literature ?
She has a worse opinion of me than Aunt Jamesina, and she doesn't love me hard to atone for it, as Aunty J.
Lady Lydiard had, not long since, sent to ask her former steward to visit her; regretting, in her warm-hearted way, the terms on which they had separated, and wishing to atone for the harsh language that had escaped her at their parting interview.
I will remember - what I have said; - but do not you punish my presumption by withdrawing your friendship entirely from me, - or expect me to atone for it by being more distant than before,' said I, extending my hand to take leave, for I was too much excited to remain.
Summary: Salafist cleric urges Liverpool star to atone for 'sinful' professionalism
Pasavee Lertvilai heads the 48 foreigners from 16 countries in the $100,000 fourth leg, with the Thai out to atone for his playoff setback to Rene Menor in the second leg at Splendido last September.
footage of the shooting, Fruitvale Station is a gripping portrait of a flawed man whostruggles to atone for his sins but always seems to be dragged back into He heads to the grocery store to pick up two crabs from the fish counter for his mother Wanda (Octavia Spencer) and helps a customer (Ahna O'Reilly) with a cooking dilemma by putting her in touch with his Grandma (Marjorie Shears).
footage of the shooting, Fruitvale Station is a gripping portrait of a flawed man whostruggles to atone for his sins but always seems to be dragged back into Opening with real-life footage of the shooting, Fruitvale Station is a gripping portrait of a flawed man whostruggles to atone for his sins but always seems to be dragged back into the mire.
As you prepare for Yom Kippur this year, you don't have to look much farther than your iPhone for an opportunity to atone for your sins.
The England youngster showed considerable character in the second half to atone for his earlier errors.
London, Sept 10 ( ANI ): The Taliban have said that Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan is nothing but a propaganda stunt that could allow him to atone for the shame of appearing naked in pictures.
If Jesus died "to atone for our sins," he would therefore not have had to die if mankind, including myself was sinless, therefore mankind, including myself caused his death, therefore being "guilty"?
DESTINYS DREAM can atone for a recent near-miss at Doncaster with a victory in Newcastle's Border Minstrel Re-Opening 14th May Handicap.
It's going to take lifetimes before they atone for what they have done.
Boss Colin Caton said Bala would atone for their 5-2 defeat to Rhyl in midweek, saying: "We've got to put it behind us and focus on Afan Lido.
Berwick are hopeful that this afternoon's game at Elgin will beat the big freeze - and allow them an immediate chance to atone for their disappointing defeat.