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deadly sin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deadly sin an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace "theologians list seven mortal sins"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
    • Deadly sin such as wilfully violates the divine law and separates the soul from God—seven deadly sins, pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth
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Quotations

  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire%20Belloc
    “When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”
  • Henry Lewis Stimson
    Henry Lewis Stimson
    “The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Sterility is a deadly sin.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
But since Yaroslav is dead we are punished for our sins, and sit here in sightless solitude.
"The Russian Garland" by Various
This condition the Bible describes as being =dead= in sin.
"The Church, the Schools and Evolution" by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
When Jim had joined the Church, horse-racing was one of the deadly sins he had abjured.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The spirit, or soul, says: I am dead unto sin and will not sin any more.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Oh, be gentle, and understand how sorry a man can be for a deadly sin!
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
From that time she steadily fought against her deadly sin, until its besetment lost all power over her.
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
We who are dead to sin, how shall we still live therein?
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
He had fallen, he had sinned; but, for his misery and his punishment, his soul was not yet dead.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
A woman, created for love, as you are, cannot lull her heart to sleep without committing a deadly sin against my sex.
"Specimens of German Romance" by Carl Franz van der Velde
Amalaswintha had felt her conscience oppressed by many a folly, and even by deadly sin.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
But they could not withstand you, for you are without deadly sin.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There was no sin against living or dead in what I had urged Roger to do.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
He was to sin and all its motives as one dead.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
But the man's got to have the seven deadly sins on his forehead, or she honors him not.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
But Confucianism with its great merits has committed many "Deadly Sins," and of those sins it must ultimately suffer the penalty.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
Your souls are dead in trespasses and sins, and only the Lord Jesus Christ can speak life.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
And the gatherer, who must be out of deadly sin, must say three Pater Nosters and three Aves.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Oh, if I were only dead and buried out of this sinful world, to hide the shame of my own child.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
You will ask, what about the deadly sins?
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

When years by thousands on a heap
Are passed o'er their head;
Yet still the fruits of sin they reap
Among the ghostly dead.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
He brought the Spirit's powerful sword
To slay our deadly foes;
Our sins shall die beneath thy word,
And hell in vain oppose.
"Hymn 163" by Isaac Watts
If Molly broke a farthing pot,
It was not, in a month, forgot.
This a most deadly sin appears,
Was daily ringing in her ears.
"The Parson In Pickle" by William Hutton
Far from the regions of the dead,
From sin, and earth, and hell,
In the new world that grace has made,
I would for ever dwell.
"Hymn 130" by Isaac Watts
Once far from God and dead in sin,
No light my heart could see;
But in God’s Word the light I found,
Now Christ liveth in me.
"Christ Liveth in Me" by Daniel Webster Moody
"For the sinless world is fair,
And man's is the sin and gloom;
And dead are the days that were,
But what are the days to come?
"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Investigation Discover Channel show, 'Deadly Sins,' to shoot segment on James Durgan murder here.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony .
It would be quite satisfying to begin our reflection on today's deadly sin, gluttony, by invoking it to explain the ongoing global economic mess.
Don't-Miss List September 21-28: Seven Deadly Sins, sentient lizards, August Wilson.
What the four-year-old troupe, The Neapolitans, have in mind are the Seven Deadly Sins.
Careful not to discuss "scheme," a deadly sin during the Jim Harbaugh era, wide receiver Kyle Williams was tight-lipped this week when asked about his duties as the team's emergency quarterback.
But it may surprise you to learn that envy was once taken so seriously, it was listed as one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Recording.
His new book " Seven Deadly Sins " hits stores on July 12, 2011.
Sunset Park artist channels Seven Deadly Sins in new comic book series.
" Seven Deadly Sins " is Corey's story, told through the prism of the seven deadly sins .
1 items are tagged with 7 deadly sins.
Legal Service Providers Seven Deadly Sins Of Electronic Compliance.
Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Storage.
According to walletpop.com here are the Seven Deadly Sins of Christmas Shopping.
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