Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of deadly sin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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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Examples

  • As far as you are gone in sin, do but now turn and come to Christ, and take his remedies, and your sou1s shall live: Cast up your deadly sins by repentance, and turn not to the poisonous vomit any more, and you shall do well.

    A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live

  • Over those rough carvings, Pomeroy had scrawled each of the seven deadly sins in glowing paint and with each sin was its saintly equivalent, the contrary virtues written in an intricate hand with the same florescent paint that glowed eerily in the weak light from Pomeroy’s lanterns.

    Shiver

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