• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sinning transgressing a moral or divine law "if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare"
    • n sinning an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
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  • St. John Chrysosatom
    St. John Chrysosatom
    “Laughter does not seem to be a sin, but it leads to sin.”
  • Epictetus
    “Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.”
  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The only sin that we never forgive in each other is a difference in opinion.”
  • Charles Fillmore
    Charles Fillmore
    “It is a sin to be poor.”
  • Willard Beecher
    Willard Beecher
    “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”


Your sins will find you out - This idiom means that things you do wrong will become known.


In literature:

While I proclaimed the love of God to sinners, I also preached vehemently against sin.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
How do you plead, 'guilty or not guilty, sinful or not sinful?
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
As there is no sin so great that the blood of Christ cannot blot it out, so there is no sin so small that it cannot destroy a soul.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
The laws given by Moses were neglected, and a long period of gross sinning followed.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
All sin, each sin, every sin.
"Christie's Old Organ" by Mrs. O. F. Walton
For long, I could not recall my sin without sinning anew.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
First, then, deep repentance of sin.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
The secret is always to take sin to the Cross, see there its sinfulness, and then put it under the Blood and reckon it gone.
"The Calvary Road" by Roy Hession
He that may sin, sins least: leave to transgress, I.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage

In poetry:

The age to brighten every path
By sin and sorrow trod;
For loving hearts to usher in
The commonwealth of God.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
And then he enters hastily…
Again, for all I know,
Someone has something sinful to
Conceal in all this snow!
"First Snow" by Boris Pasternak
O Everlasting Light,
Shine graciously within;
Brightest of all on earth that's bright,
Come shine away my sin.
"O Everlasting Light" by Horatius Bonar
Yea, the slidings back of sin
Were but wounds whereby to win
Humbling victories within,—
Lord! Thou knowest;
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"His Litany, To The Holy Spirit" by Robert Herrick
In the hours of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!
"Sweet Spirit, Comfort Me" by Robert Herrick

In news:

The Good News Melissa Clark loves this dessert because "it's light, but feels very sinful".
Albany's days as Sin City are coming to an end.
Joey Lawrence is heading to Sin City for a shot on the Chippendale 's stage.
Sometimes the sweet tooth kicks in, and we just have to have a sinful treat.
Use of pornography and other sexual sins are rampant in our culture and in the church.
We all have to wrestle with sin, and sin is all about being foolish .
Sin Cara News Archive from SmackDown.
Derek Blasberg talks to the up-and-coming director about Sin City-style.
Chicago's ' gluttony ' lands it on 'sinful' travel itinerary.
"It's the perfect bit of sin," said Ali Larter, star of TV's "Heroes," of the room in New York City.
The ancient rabbis declared that, "even though a Jew has sinned"—which in this context means sinned against his own—"he remains Israel.
Monsignor not liable for sins of church.
Greed is the drama critic's prevailing sin.
Women's swim trunks cover multitude of sins.

In science:

Ln (cos a, sin a)˜hj Ln (cos b, sin bi)˜hj Ln (cos x, sin x).
Local Rigidity of Partially Hyperbolic Actions
N −1 (E ) = sin(πs(E )), if N is even and cos → sin if N is odd.
Random matrix representations of critical statistics
Then, ∆ii (k) becomes ∆ii (k) = ai + 2bi (cos kx + cos ky ) + 4ci cos kx cos ky +4δi sin kx sin ky , (3) where we have introduced three parameters, ai , bi and ci representing on-site (ai ), nearest-neighbor (bi ), and next-nearest-neighbor (ci ) pairings.
Simple Real-Space Picture of Nodeless and Nodal s-wave Gap Functions in Iron Pnictide Superconductors
N , I (x) = sinc x − cos x − (x/3) sin x with sinc x = x−1 sin x and J (x) = x cos x − sin x.
Two-dimensional droplet spreading over random topographical substrates
L ) sin θL − cos θL cos β sin θL sin(λ − φL ) Note, due to the precession of the orbital plane, this polarization angle varies during the evolution of the binary.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm