Sentence Examples with the word Expiating

They are the spirits, the low spirits and melancholy forebodings, of fallen souls that once in human shape night-walked the earth and did the deeds of darkness, now expiating their sins with their wailing hymns or threnodies in the scenery of their transgressions.

This has led to the generally accepted conclusion that the custom of hanging these oscilla represents an older practice of expiating human sacrifice.