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Sin meaning

sin - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. violent and excited activity; " they began to fight like sin"
  2. 2. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; " I blundered during the job interview"
  3. 3. Old form of Since.
  4. 4. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
  5. 5. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
  6. 6. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
  7. 7. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.
  8. 8. To commit sin; do wrong.
  9. 9. Violation of moral or religious law; wickedness.

sin - examples of usage

  1. Sin is any lack of holiness, any defect of moral purity and truth, whether in heart or life, whether of commission or omission. " All unrighteousness is sin," 1 John v, 17. Transgression, as its etymology indicates, is the stepping over a specific enactment, whether of God or man, ordinarily by overt act, but in the broadest sense, in volition or desire. Sin may be either act or state; transgression is always an act, mental or physical. Crime is often used for a flagrant violation of right, but in the technical sense denotes specific violation of human law. Guilt is desert of and exposure to punishment because of sin. Depravity denotes not any action, but a perverted moral condition from which any act of sin may proceed. Sin in the generic sense, as denoting a state of heart, is synonymous with depravity; in the specific sense, as in the expression a sin, the term may be synonymous with transgression, crime, offense, misdeed, etc., or may denote some moral activity that could not be characterized by terms so positive. Immorality denotes outward violation of the moral law. Sin is thus the broadest word, and immorality next in scope; all crimes, properly so called, and all immoralities, are sins; but there may be sin, as ingratitude, which is neither crime, transgression, nor immorality; and there may be immorality which is not crime, as falsehood. Compare CRIMINAL.
  2. You have heard her lecture often enough to know that she does not countenance treating sin and crime lightly.
  3. To have used Elizabeth as she had done was an added sin.
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