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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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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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