No one came to him, but the silent Brownies who brought his daily food; and with bitter tears he wept for Lily-Bell, mourning his cruelty and selfishness, seeking to do some kindly deed that might atone
for his wrong-doing.
It must be for the Great and General Court to determine, whether stripes and long imprisonment, and other grievous penalty, may atone
for his transgressions.
It should have made him feel that England's triumph and increased dominion could not compensate to mankind nor atone
to Heaven for the ashes of a single Acadian cottage.
A theft may be made good between men, a lie may be set right, a death avenged, but what can one do to atone
for a treachery like this?
He is simple, unlettered, even ignorant; prejudiced, perhaps, though I feel that his opinion of the world is too true; but he has a heart, Judge Temple, that would atone
for a thousand faults; he knows his friends, and never deserts them, even if it be his dog.
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark, Protested, with tears in its eyes, That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark Could atone
for that dismal surprise!
Baxter waited hand and foot on his cousins till five o'clock, trying, as I saw, to atone
for his treatment of the dead sister.
Deeply as I have sinned, I have led a life of martyrdom to atone
Whatever his crimes, he has suffered something to atone
Richard, anxious to atone
for his thoughtlessness of yesterday, good-naturedly explained that Miss Jellyby was not connected with the suit.
Without any reason that could justify, any apology that could atone
for the abruptness, the rudeness, nay, the insolence of it.
Ten thousand unthinkably atrocious deaths could not atone
for the affront that you have put upon me.
said the son, with a bold, free, and easy tone, while in his soul he regarded himself as a worthless scoundrel whose whole life could not atone
for his crime.
When the author came to revise the material, he found sins against taste which his zeal for righteousness could not suffice to atone
It was to inquire whether anything could be done to atone
that in considerable trepidation I sent in my card to the clown, and the result of our talk was that he invited me and David to have tea with him on Thursday next at his lodgings.