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Definitions of "sin"
- One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter. noun
- sine abbreviation
- A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. noun
- Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God. noun
- A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience. noun
- Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong. noun
- To violate a religious or moral law. intransitive verb
- (live in sin) To cohabit in a sexual relationship without being married. idiom
- (as sin) Completely or extremely. idiom
- Same as
- To commit a sin; depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God; violate the divine law by actual transgression or by the neglect or non-observance of its injunctions.
- To commit an error or a fault; be at fault; transgress an accepted standard of propriety or taste; offend; followed by against before an object.
- To do or commit, contrary to right or rule: with a cognate object.
- Also used impersonally, as in the following quotation:
- To influence, force, or drive by sinning to some course of procedure: followed by an adverbial phrase noting the direction of the result effected.
- Any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God. (Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism.) noun
- A serious fault; an error; a transgression: as, a sin against good taste. noun
- An incarnation or embodiment of sin. noun
The word "sin" in example sentences
_Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold -- Yet now, if than wilt forgive their sin_. [Sermons on Various Important Subjects]
I know all about Nancy, and her first husband and how he left her, and she thought he was dead, and married a good man, and when that worthless devil came back she thought she was living in sin with that good man -- in _sin_!. [The Leatherwood God]
The common idea, then, is, that the justice of God consists in punishing sin: it is in the hope of giving a larger idea of the justice of God in punishing sin that I ask, '_Why is God bound to punish sin_?'. [Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.]
'Whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of _sin_;' the revised version gives, 'Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of. [Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.]
And sin is _sin_ -- it is rebellion against the King of Heaven.. [The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century]
Nobbs did not know at that time, though he learned it afterwards, that safety from the drink-sin -- as from all other sin -- lies not in strong-man resolutions, or Temperance pledges, though both are useful aids, but in Jesus, the Saviour _from sin_.. [The Island Queen]
Lastly, and above all, set under the feet of the statue of Christ Himself, are the lion and dragon; the images of Carnal sin, or _Human sin_, as distinguished from the Spiritual and Intellectual sin of Pride, by which the angels also fell.. [Our Fathers Have Told Us Part I. The Bible of Amiens]
The sin of thoughtlessness shall be beaten with fewer stripes than the sin of deliberation, -- but it shall be _beaten_, and therefore it is _sin_.. [Sermons to the Natural Man]
In the second place, we see from the subject, that _thoughtlessness in sin will never excuse sin_.. [Sermons to the Natural Man]
It is not true that men love and commit sin _as sin_.. [A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory]
For how is it possible that men should commit sin _as sin_, and for its own sake, if they never do anything except what is the most agreeable to them?. [A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory]
And this liberty is not diminished, although we are corrupt, and slaves of sin, _and capable of doing nothing but sin_.. [A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory]
If it should be said that men love sin merely _as sin_, and therefore it pleases them to choose it for its own sake, this reply would be without foundation.. [A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory]
The doom _to sin_ as well as to suffer, and, according to the argument, to sin _in order_ to suffer, is inflicted as the punishment of the sin committed in the mortal state.. [A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory]
But the idea of holiness, and the antithetic idea of sin, as a violation of this awful and unimaginable sanctity, was so utterly undeveloped in the Pagan mind, that no word exists in classical Greek or classical Latin which approaches either pole of this synthesis; neither the idea of _holiness_, nor of its correlate, _sin_, could be so expressed in Latin as at once to satisfy Cicero and a scientific Christian.. [Memorials and Other Papers — Complete]
But the idea of holiness, and the antithetic idea of sin, as a violation of this awful and unimaginable sanctity, was so utterly undeveloped in the Pagan mind, that no word exists in classical Greek or classical Latin which approaches either pole of this synthesis; neither the idea of _holiness_, nor of its correlate, _sin_, could be so expressed in Latin as at once to satisfy Cicero and a scientific Christian.. [Memorials and Other Papers — Volume 1]