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English Dictionary: atoning by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Atone \A*tone"\ ([adot]*t[omac]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
      {Atoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Atoning}.] [From at one,, i. e.,
      to be, or cause to be, at one. See {At one}.]
      1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord. [Obs.]
                     He and Aufidius can no more atone Than violentest
                     contrariety.                                       --Shak.
      2. To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation,
            compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
                     The murderer fell, and blood atoned for blood.
                     The ministry not atoning for their former conduct by
                     any wise or popular measure.               --Junius.
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