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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sin-sick morally sick from sin
    • ***


  • Oscar Wilde
    “The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. syn, sinn; Ice. syn-d, Ger. sünde, L. sons.


In literature:

He is sick and tired of sin.
"Out of the Deep Words for the Sorrowful" by Charles Kingsley
It, too, is the meditation of one in sickness, which he knows to be a Divine judgment for his sin.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
We are both sick of the deadly disease of sin; but it takes a different development in each.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
In my missionary experiences I have found, that the majority of men are sick of sin.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Sin and sickness are delusions of poor mortal mind.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
Each nursing was a sin; each drop, a sickness!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
Elsewhere the token of sin, it was the taper of the sick-chamber.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Such must be our faith in the Great Physician that we apply to Him for the treatment of a sin-sick soul.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
I only explained myself at length because I am so sick of having my brother's sins imputed on me.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
After that, sin nor sickness could keep them from being happy.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Sin and misery are at the bottom of sickness, and all are going to be done away with by spirit power.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Eloquent sermons never saved a sin-sick soul.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Every sick, gloomy day you pass is a sin against life.
"The Heart of the New Thought" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
But what sort of mentality was that which Jose saw all about him in sinful, sick and dying humanity?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Which is easier, {128} to say to the sick of the palsy, 'Thy sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk'?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Is it a visiting guild now, or the Comforters of the Worthy Poor, or just amateur nursing of sin, sickness, and death?
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Sickness must always cover a multitude of sins.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
When Je-sus saw what great faith they had, he spoke to the sick man, and said, Thy sins are for-giv-en thee.
"Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading" by Josephine Pollard
It is better to be saved from sin than to be cured of sickness.
"Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Kaffirs sometimes take a goat in the presence of a sick man and confess sins over him.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel

In poetry:

The dead shall live, the sick be whole,
The scarlet sin be white as wool;
No discord mar below, above,
The music of eternal love!
"Hymn of The Dunkers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Twas the sick soul of Iscariot
That drew from out the night
And the full of his sin was known to him
In the Shining of the Light.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
Then let not sin my ruin be,
Gives me in Thee my rest to find:
Jesus, the sick have need of Thee,—
Thou great Physician of mankind.
"Bowed With a Sense of Sin" by Augustus Montague Toplady
My tongue, the glory of my frame,
Shall ne'er be silent of thy name;
Thy praise shall sound through earth and heav'n
For sickness healed and sins forgiv'n.
"Psalm 30 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Sickness is then a debt, that's due to sin,
A punishment, that each offender feels:
For where transgression once has enter'd in,
Disease still follows hard upon his heels.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
If thou shalt for thy sins sincerely grieve,
And turn unto the Lord thy God in haste,
He will the errors of thy life forgive,
And thou no longer shalt with sickness waste.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The sexual abuse crisis that continues to rock our church is about many things: power, secrecy, sin, crime, stupidity, sickness, and so on.
Leilani Neumann says sickness is caused by sin and can be cured by praying to God.
Masturbation was held to be sinful, a sickness with the power to erode one's physical health and moral rectitude.