original sin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n original sin a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Original sin See under Actual Canonical, etc.
    • Original sin (Theol) the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also total depravity. See Calvinism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Original sin the innate depravity and corruption of the whole nature due to the sin of Adam as federal representative of the human race, and transmitted by ordinary generation to all his posterity
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Quotations

  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran%20Lebowitz
    “Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.”
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    “To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles%20Baudelaire
    “True Civilization does not lie in gas, nor in steam, nor in turn-tables. It lies in the reduction of the traces of original sin.”
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare%20Pavese
    “All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

That original sin is not inherent.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Some one has called democracy Rome's 'Original Sin.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
I was deep in original sin, I believe.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Don't forget, gents: my name's Bark, Cynthiana Bark, pet-named Original Sin, an' thar's a bite goes with the Bark.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
He originates the first conception of the sinning act.
"The Calvinistic Doctrine of Predestination Examined and Refuted" by Francis Hodgson
It not only induced the seeds of original sin, but it also brought death into the world.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
It must just be original sin.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Owing to original sin, man is naturally disposed to seek revenge, especially upon those who injure him without cause.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Of course he admitted, or rather he positively affirmed, according to orthodox doctrine, that there was Original Sin in them.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Whatever sins may be original with a versifier at least he has no excuse for an unmetrical line or an untrue rhyme.
"Rhymes and Meters" by Horatio Winslow
It seemed to me original as sin; it seemed to belong to me like my right eye.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
THE only original thing about some men is original sin.
"Reflections of a Bachelor Girl" by Helen Rowland
Hence the doctrine of inherited or original Sin.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley
The division into the hither and the beyond only exists from our special earthly original sin standpoint.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
The conflict, I say, is continually {81} being taken back into the region of original sin or the original fall.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
I have heard more arguments over it than over the Japanese war or original sin.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Then follows a very original piece of reasoning, plainly intended to be an additional proof that Christ's dying once put away sin for ever.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
I've done lived in Pennyrile a right smart number of years and I ain't been witness to a single original sin.
"The Loves of Ambrose" by Margaret Vandercook
Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us.
"General Catholic Devotions" by Bonaventure Hammer
If He had the power to choose her did He not also have the power to preserve her from original sin?
"Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices" by John J. Burke
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In poetry:

The morning paper clocked the headline hour
You drank your coffee lke original sin,
And at the jet-plane anger of God's roar
Got up to let the suave blue policeman in.
"The Trial Of A Man" by Sylvia Plath
So with humiliation I
Think of my basic origin;
And yet with some relief I sigh,—
I might have been conceived in sin;
Instead of being, I believe,
The offspring of a nuptial eve.
"Procreation" by Robert W Service

In news:

Brokedown Hustlers, ' Baptized in Sin' Originally published November 01, 2012.
"Celebrating Our Original Sin ".
MF Global's original sin .
Is Apple Promoting Original Sin .
The first slaves were brought to Virginia only nine years later, and America's original sin was committed.
The original sin of the Obama administration.
Original Sin and the Milgram Experiments.
The Pope is calling for people to think more about original sin .
Christianity's Original Sin According to the author, the relationship with the Jews is the central issue in the history of the church.
Jon Huntsman's Original Sin .
How Not to Talk about Original Sin.
Original Sin New York, NY.
Original Sin is a small craft cider company, producing traditional cider that contains no artificial flavors or colors.
Perro sin pello del Peru ) believed to have originated in Asia.
It's sin, but not original By Sean O'Connell Friday, January 28, 2011.
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In science:

As shown in , the normalized two point correlation fuction(in which the mean spacing at the origin is normalized to 1), is equal to 1 − sin(πr) .
A Random Matrix Model of Black Holes
Interestingly, ν acts as a symmetry-breaking parameter, but the symmetry of the original model is hidden in the factor 2 inside the sin(2ψj ) term, which allows two mirror front solutions connecting ψj→−∞ = ψS and ψj→∞ = ψS + π .
Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems on the lattice
We note that in this example also a half of eigenfunctions for the original process (namely, sin(2πkt), k ∈ N) are orthogonal to ψ in L2 (0, 1).
On a set of transformations of Gaussian random functions
Contributions to its mean are of O (η0 ) and originate from hαm sin λmℓ + βm cos λmℓi.
Two-dimensional droplet spreading over random topographical substrates
C∞ c (R+ ) is a cut-off function supported near the origin, and ϕ(θ) = sin(cid:0)(π/α)θ(cid:1) is an eigenfunction of D2 θ to the eigenvalue (π/α)2 on the interval [0, α] sub ject to Dirichlet boundary conditions (we are using polar coordinates here as above).
On the completeness of generalized eigenfunctions of elliptic cone operators
A straight line g in the plane is determined by the angle ψ , 0 ≤ ψ < 2π , that the direction perpendicular to g makes with a fixed direction (e.g. the x-axis) and by its distance p, 0 ≤ p < ∞, from the origin O : g = g(p, ψ) = {(x, y) ∈ R2 : x cos ψ + y sin ψ = p} .
The distribution function of the distance between two random points in a right-angled triangle
Any quantity has to satisfy the so-called regularity conditions on the axis sin θ = 0 and at the origin r = 0.
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
For sin 2α = sin 2φ2 , the mode that attention was originally focused on was B o/ ¯B o → π+π− .
Workshop Summary
It will be recalled that in this original Weinberg model the d and s quarks were assigned to a left-handed SU(2)L doublet (u, d cos θC + s sin θC )L and a left-handed SU(2)L singlet −d sin θC + s sin θC .
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
Rewriting equation (5.5) in polar coordinates and computing the mean curvature of u near the origin we obtain H (r cos θ, r sin θ) = 4 cos θ sin θ + o(r).
Structure theorems for embedded disks with mean curvature bounded in L^P
Let us now consider a half infinite line D = {r0 + α ˆu; (α > 0)} originating from r0 and directed along the unit vector ˆu = (cos θ0 , sin θ0 ).
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
But, functions such as g (x) = x2 sin(x−3 ) with g (0) = 0 have a derivative that exists everywhere and for which |g ′ | is not integrable in any neighbourhood of the origin.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
All quantities, except sin ¯θ are positive, and so this line must straddle the origin.
Synchronization by Reactive Coupling and Nonlinear Frequency Pulling
Unlike the Euclidean case, a geodesic γ leaving O is not determined by its tangent vector at the origin, ˙γ (0) = W = cos(α(W ))XO + sin(α(W ))YO .
The Hessian of the distance from a surface in the Heisenberg group
This approximation gives Vus = sin θc as originally suggested by Cabibbo.
Recent results on Vus from KLOE, KTeV and NA48
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