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Definitions of sin

  1. commit a faux pas or fault
  2. ( colloquial) violent and excited activity; " they began to fight like sin"
  3. an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
  4. estrangement from god
  5. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6. ( Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
  7. ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right- angled triangle
  8. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  9. violent and excited activity; " they began to fight like sin"
  10. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; " I blundered during the job interview"
  11. Old form of Since.
  12. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.
  13. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
  14. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
  15. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
  16. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.
  17. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.
  18. Wilful breaking of the divine law; violation of the laws of morality; a special case of such violation.
  19. To transgress, offend, or neglect the law of God or any duty; to commit evil deeds.
  20. To bring about by sin; to commit ( a sin).
  21. Sinner.
  22. Sinned.
  23. Sinning.
  24. Willful violation of law: neglect of duty: neglect of the laws of morality and religion: wickedness: iniquity.
  25. To commit sin: to violate or neglect the laws of morality or religion: to do wrong:- pr. p. sinning; pa. t. and pa. p. sinned.
  26. To commit sin; do wrong.
  27. Violation of moral or religious law; wickedness.
  28. To transgress or disregard the moral law.
  29. Any transgression of a moral law; a fault; error; offense.
  30. Want of conformity to, or more properly, positive wilful transgression of, the divine law; wickedness; iniquity; an offence; a sin- offering.
  31. To violate divine law; to offend against. Original sin, native sinfulness or disposition to sin.
  32. Any action, word, or thought contrary to the law of God; the habitual neglect of religion; transgression; the omission of duty; a wicked act.
  33. To violate any law of God; to do wrong.
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Quotes of sin

  1. Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man. – Arnold Bennett
  2. If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be. – William Throsby Bridges
  3. As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin – Ron Chernow
  4. Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin – Desiderius Erasmus
  5. Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin – William Gurnall
  6. When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith. – Abraham Kuyper
  7. There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation. – Walter Lippmann
  8. Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it. – Mignon McLaughlin
  9. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers. – Herman Melville
  10. Is it sin which makes the worm a chrysalis, and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust? – Max Muller
  11. The German people is not marked by original sin but by original nobility. – Alfred Rosenberg
  12. The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin – Sargent Shriver
  13. I didn't think there was anything more or less obscene about any part of the body. Now, I recognize that there are certain postures and angles that make people see red, which are evidence of original sin or something, and I avoid that. – Jock Sturges
  14. Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin this is the only sin to say that you are weak, or others are weak. – Swami Vivekananda
  15. Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition. – Charles Williams

Usage examples for sin

  1. He'll stay then and have no sin to be telling to the priest. – The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge
  2. How could the absence of sin make it any better? – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  3. So it was always the Sin Eater he was called at last. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  4. You brought her up to sin and shame! – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  5. Mine be the sin if sin there be, But thou must make a different choice. – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
  6. If women thought of this, they would never sin – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  7. Look at Christ, without sin – The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
  8. Then Sin if she do not die, shall lose half her strength. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  9. No man is going to shoulder that man's sin to rob me of him! – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. God grant they may not count that to be virtue which is sin as I did so often! – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  11. It's a sin not to think so." – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  12. " We all have to sin sometimes," he said. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. He remembered that his uncle had warned him again and again aginst the sin of anger. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  14. That is not a sin – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. By the law is the knowledge of sin – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  16. It's a shame, it's a sin – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  17. No. I must work my sin off my conscience. – Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw
  18. Oh, 'twas a sin a sin against you, Sebastien, who have always been so kind. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  19. What is it to have sin – The Spirit-Filled Life by John MacNeil Commentator: Andrew Murray
  20. To her mind, sin is sin – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss

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