Origin of expiate
OTHER WORDS FROM expiateex·pi·a·tor, nounun·ex·pi·at·ed, adjective
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How to use expiate in a sentence
In 1994 after Mandela became president of South Africa, he made Tutu the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a national tribunal to try to expiate the sins of apartheid.A Fearless Beacon of Moral Justice: Remembering Desmond Tutu|Richard Stengel|December 27, 2021|Time
These are autumnal deaths to expiate the sins of a people and appease the heavens so summer might return.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Can it, as the prophets suggest, expiate our sins and bring us closer to God?
Leave inquietude and remorse to those corrupt women who have cause to reproach themselves, or who have crimes to expiate.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Our former lapses require tears, shame and sorrow to expiate them.The love letters of Abelard and Heloise|Peter Abelard
Descended of an ancient and noble family, he was doomed to expiate a crime, of which he had been guilty, at Tyburn.
After her abdication in 1367, Petermann entered the monastery to expiate the sins and follies of his youth.Tyrol and its People|Clive Holland
If this maiden on a Brahman casts her eye, devoid of shame, Let her expiate her folly in a pyre of blazing flame!Maha-bharata|Anonymous