from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worn by sin.
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It was such happiness to her all the hot, long days that followed; to a girl just entering life there can be no purer, deeper feeling of pleasure than that brought by the knowledge that she is influencing for good some man or woman older than herself, more sin-worn and earth-wearied.
Visions of the Crusades rose before him, of a friar arousing France, of a Maid of Orleans; of masses of soiled, war-worn, sin-worn humanity groping towards the light.
Maid of Orleans; of masses of soiled, war-worn, sin-worn humanity groping towards the light.
It is the promise of good and truth and fruitfulness forcing their way through "the rank vapours of this sin-worn mould."
Instead of our old sin-worn and sin-marked selves, He proffers to each of us a new self, not the outcome of what we have been, but the image of what He is and the prophecy of what we shall be.
And who can tell what a terrible yet hopeful war is going on within that care-worn, sin-worn man?