We all have a collective responsibility to atone for the actions of the U.S. and Israel in the coming weeks.
Heracles goes on his twelve labours, not to better mankind, but to achieve immortality and atone for his own sins.
Only then can we begin to atone for our being blind, and in some ways complicit, for so long.
Melissa Holbrook Pierson on a new book that chronicles the strange ways we try to atone for the havoc humans wreak.
I wondered how many centuries of purgatory it would take to atone for such a sin.
Have you not spent a lifetime of regret to atone for a moment of folly?
"San Marco atone to thee for thy sacrifice," he cried devoutly.
Did he think that a few halting words could atone for his cruelty, could dispel the evil he had wrought?
Modesty is the only current coin of her sex; nothing can atone for its absence.
That it is a "holy" city, and that a pilgrimage to its shrine is supposed to atone for sin, are its great interests.