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penance

US [ˈpenəns]
UK ['penəns]
  • n.补赎;悔罪;修和圣事;苦差事
  • v.使苦行赎罪;处罚
  • Web忏悔;苦修;告解
Plural Form:penances  
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n.
1.
[c][ususing][u]
补赎;悔罪;修和圣事an act that you give yourself to do, or that a priest gives you to do in order to show that you are sorry for sth you have done wrong
an act of penance
赎罪善功
to do penance for your sins
为自己的罪过做补赎
2.
[sing]
苦差事;被迫做的事something that you have to do even though you do not like doing it
She regards living in New York as a penance; she hates big cities.
她把住在纽约视为苦事,她讨厌大都市。

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