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atoner (plural atoners)
- One who atones.
2007 September 30, Paul Theroux, “Stanley, I Presume”, New York Times:
- Oh, and the atoner, of whom Thoreau observed in a skeptical essay: “Now, if anything ail a man so that he does not perform his functions ... if he has committed some heinous sin and partially repents, what does he do?