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Definitions of sin

  1. ( colloquial) violent and excited activity; " they began to fight like sin"
  2. an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
  3. estrangement from god
  4. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  5. ( Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
  6. ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right- angled triangle
  7. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  8. violent and excited activity; " they began to fight like sin"
  9. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; " I blundered during the job interview"
  10. Old form of Since.
  11. 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.
  12. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
  13. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
  14. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
  15. 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.
  16. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.
  17. Wilful breaking of the divine law; violation of the laws of morality; a special case of such violation.
  18. To transgress, offend, or neglect the law of God or any duty; to commit evil deeds.
  19. To bring about by sin; to commit ( a sin).
  20. Sinner.
  21. Sinned.
  22. Sinning.
  23. Willful violation of law: neglect of duty: neglect of the laws of morality and religion: wickedness: iniquity.
  24. 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.
  25. Violation of moral or religious law; wickedness.
  26. To transgress or disregard the moral law.
  27. Any transgression of a moral law; a fault; error; offense.
  28. Want of conformity to, or more properly, positive wilful transgression of, the divine law; wickedness; iniquity; an offence; a sin- offering.
  29. To violate divine law; to offend against. Original sin, native sinfulness or disposition to sin.
  30. Any action, word, or thought contrary to the law of God; the habitual neglect of religion; transgression; the omission of duty; a wicked act.
  31. To violate any law of God; to do wrong.

Usage examples for sin

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