Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Born of sin; originating in or derived from sin; conceived in sin.

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Examples

  • They beheld the minister, leaning on Hester’s shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.

    XXIII. The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter

  • What matter if their cruder minds must have the crass physical details of bottles and spoons with which to fight sin-born disease?

    The Brentons

  • In his crass ignorance, he had yet to learn that, in the minds of the elect, good clothes are an essential weapon in contesting the claims of sin-born disease.

    The Brentons

  • All senility of age we can regard only as an absolutely abnormal sin-born phenomenon, seeing that it stands in manifest antagonism to the nature and destination of the personal spirit.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.

  • Hester's shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • They beheld the minister, leaning on Hester's shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Such an interview, perhaps, would have been more terrible than even to meet him as she now did, with the hot mid-day sun burning down upon her face, and lighting up its shame; with the scarlet token of infamy on her breast; with the sin-born infant in her arms; with a whole people, drawn forth as to a festival, staring at the features that should have been seen only in the quiet gleam of the fireside, in the happy shadow of a home, or beneath a matronly veil at church.

    III. The Recognition

  • Hester’s shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.

    The Scarlet Letter

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