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Definition of "expiable" []

  • Possible to expiate: expiable offenses. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expiable" in a sentence
  • "Missing silver spoons and cooked petty cash were trivialities usually expiable at the price of a boot-assisted dismissal; but this --!"
  • "Camerino had come on first; in an access of jealous fury the Count had struck Camerino in the face; and this outrage, I know not how justly, was deemed expiable before the other."
  • "Jewess was deemed a sin, scarce expiable; and Isabel conceived all that horror of her son's offence which was natural in a pious mother and a haughty queen."
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