Andrew Sullivan, for my money, has atoned in ways Hitchens never did (and Kelly never had the chance to).
More recently, he and his wife, Lynne, have atoned for their tight-fistedness.
The fortune of war is changeable, but a disaster may be atoned for.
Surely that sin has been atoned for; I have suffered for it as no tongue can tell.
However, the man was atoned for by three extremely beautiful and graceful young girls who followed him.
He atoned for this unconsciously by the longing calculations he made.
The banquet proceeded in very hearty fashion, which atoned for its roughness.
"Then if I have atoned, tell me quickly your news," said the girl.
The emphasis here is not so much upon sin to be atoned for or punishment to be avoided, as reconciliation to be achieved.
She had atoned for everything, by the sacrifice she had made of her life.