Andrew Sullivan, for my money, has atoned in ways Hitchens never did (and Kelly never had the chance to).
More recently, he and his wife, Lynne, have atoned for their tight-fistedness.
The fortune of war is changeable, but a disaster may be atoned for.
She had atoned for everything, by the sacrifice she had made of her life.
However, the man was atoned for by three extremely beautiful and graceful young girls who followed him.
The insult must be atoned for by presents, or be washed out with blood.
The banquet proceeded in very hearty fashion, which atoned for its roughness.
Have those young sots and pimps yet atoned for their foul impieties?'
The emphasis here is not so much upon sin to be atoned for or punishment to be avoided, as reconciliation to be achieved.
Surely that sin has been atoned for; I have suffered for it as no tongue can tell.