In speaking of criminal justice it states that the punishment should be ‘proportionate to the gravity of the offense’ and that it may avail to expiate the guilt of the offender.
The professor sees in his pupil a chance to expiate past sins.
No penance would ever expiate the sin against free government,’ he said, ‘of holding that a President can escape control of executive powers by law through assuming his military role.’
Founded exactly 25 years ago, this group of ostentatious do-gooders vow ‘to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt’.
If you got involved in some crime and you had to expiate your sins, you didn't go to the local courts, you went to the local priest and you made an appropriate offering.
This is promoted by a system of rituals which reinvoke and celebrate the original passions of the primal crime, designed to expiate feelings of guilt.
King Lear is a metaphorical description of one man's journey through hell in order to expiate his sin.
It is absurd to indict a whole people or to banish a whole people to some historical purgatory where they can expiate their sins.
If we follow the ascetic method of punishing ourselves in order to expiate our ‘sins,’ we will never have the chance to understand our minds properly.
Like a zealot who demands a public flagellation to expiate his sin, Martin's thirst for punishment grows until his mental health is in doubt.