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For her, its conventions enabled catharsis, the expiation of fear of the unknown—as embodied by the serial killer who stalks the pages of this work whistling hymns and wrapping his dog’s leash around the necks of five women.
After expiation, redemption—with George at our side.
Nevertheless, support for him increasingly sounds like a ceremony of expiation and, ultimately, an act of faith.
Redemption wasn’t quite possible for Lee, but there was expiation for the actor.
Shock, investigation, self-flagellation, expiation.
Poetry served as an offering to the dead, a form of expiation, a hope for redemption.
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