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Origin of expiatory
OTHER WORDS FROM expiatorynon·ex·pi·a·to·ry, adjective
Words nearby expiatory
Example sentences from the Web for expiatory
In contrition I stood, and I hope the penance was expiatory.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
Very naively he offered heaven, by way of expiatory anguish, the abominable torment from which he was suffering.
It was expiatory, and was accompanied by a moral reconstruction of society, a new beginning, with old scores wiped out.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
All the penalties inflicted by the Inquisition had this expiatory character.417 Some of them were of quite a trivial description.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
Over it an expiatory chapel was built, with buildings adjoining, the whole forming a very beautiful structure.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett