from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that sins or does wrong; a transgressor.
- n. A scamp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who has sinned
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has sinned; especially, one who has sinned without repenting; hence, a persistent and incorrigible transgressor; one condemned by the law of God.
- intransitive v. To act as a sinner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who sins; one who disobeys or transgresses the divine law.
- n. One who fails in any duty or transgresses any law; an offender; a criminal.
- To act as a sinner: with indefinite it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who sins (without repenting)
S. Augustine says : "If God did not hear sinners, in vain would the publican have said, _God be merciful to me a sinner_"; and S. Chrysostom says : "_Every one that asketh receiveth_ -- that is, whether he be just man or sinner."
The grace of God in calling a sinner is a powerful engagement to holiness.
“He would be what we call a sinner and he needs to make a change in his life.”
Interestingly, in Jewish society today, the job title tax collector has become synonymous with the word sinner!
You see a sinner is always a sinner and in danger of damnation, for which there is but one cure, but a sick man may have quinsy or he may have diphtheria, and the treatment is different.
God's goodness realized by the sinner is the only thing that leads to true repentance (Ho 3: 5; Lu 7: 37, 38).
English narrator, who was, as he told the missionary, "what you call a sinner, what I call a sweep," but repented in time.
The conversion of a sinner is the cure of a chronic disease; this is ordinarily done by the word,
The conversion of a sinner is the translation of a soul into the kingdom of Christ out of the kingdom of the devil.
Note, How bold a sinner is the forward and severe censurer!