Mortal sins

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mortal sins (R. C. Ch) willful and deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace; -- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
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Quotations

  • Theodore Tronchin
    Theodore Tronchin
    “In medicine sins of commission are mortal, sins of omission are venial.”

Usage

In literature:

And no sin Satyaki reckons slaughter of the mortal foe, But to beg a grace of foemen were a mortal sin and woe!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
Sin, sin is the bane of mortality, and heaps confusion upon confusion, wherever it prevails.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
That she had mortally sinned awakened no attention, aroused no concern.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
In fact, it reaches sometimes to a mortal sin.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
He mistook him for a doctor of divinity; and on the whole, he fears he has committed mortal sin.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
It would be a mortal sin to awaken her.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Why should the Roman Catholic Church call gluttony a mortal sin?
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Although he had not completed his studies, he frequently showed the difference between a mortal and a venial sin of thought.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
Fryin' 's the great mortal sin, the parient of all misery.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
More importantly, not one person with such a cartridge is known to have died under the shadow of mortal sin.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
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In poetry:

Fresh from the greatest victory
That mortal man can win
The triumph against fearful odds.
Over besetting sin
"Death Of D'Arcy McGee" by Nora Pembroke
IS there no hope for those who lie
Among the dead about to die?
Writhing upon the great world's plain,
Martyrs of sin, in mortal pain;
The fiery taint upon them all
Of that Old Serpent of the Fall?
"The Attraction Of The Cross" by Samuel John Stone
The stake is laid! O gallant youth
With yet unsilvered brow,
If Heaven should lose and Hell should win,
On whom shall lie the mortal sin,
That cries aloud, It might have been?
God calls you--answer NOW.
""Thus Saith The Lord, I Offer Thee Three Kings."" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"'Tis finished." In that trying hour,
Death, sin, and sorrow's mortal power
Was broken and subdued. Our way
Is clear to heav'n, and bright: the gloom,
The dread, the darkness of the tomb,
Like passing shadows, haste away.
""It is finished"" by John Bowring
Did Sin invade thy bowers,
And Death with sable pinion sweep thine air,
Blasting the beauty of thy fairest flowers,
And God admit no prayer?
Didst thou, as fable saith, wax faint and dim
With the first mortal breath between thy zone and Him?
"The Lost Pleiad" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Is there blessing? Light's peculiar grace
In cold splendour robes this tortured place
For strange marriage. Voices in the wind
Weave a garland where a mortal sinned.
Winter rots you; who is there to blame?
The new grass shall purge you in its flame.
"Song at the Year's Turning" by R S Thomas

In news:

Circumstances determine whether or not the act of masturbation is a mortal sin.
SAN FRANCISCO — The commissioner was making his rounds in the green room, shaking hands with Hank Aaron and Cal Ripken Jr, when suddenly he was nose to nose with the ugly face of mortal baseball sin.
The Church strongly urges that Catholics have recourse to confession for all sins — mortal or not.
But what if one has no mortal sins to confess.
Scripture teaches that human nature is good but that our nature has been corrupted by mortality and sin.
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