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  • n. Plural form of sin.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sin.


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  • He tells us how, when he was distressed because of his sins, a friend pointed out to him that he would not have real peace unless he claimed God's forgiveness for his _own _sins.

    The One Great Reality

  • Both Roman Catholics and Protestants have fallen into very strange errors in reference to the words of Christ: "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; _and_ whose soever _sins_ ye retain, they are retained."

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

  • _ [Greek: aphesis amartiôn] _ never means _forgiveness, _ one form at least of _God's_ sending away of sins; neither do I say that the taking of the phrase to mean _repentance for the remission of sins_, namely, repentance in order to obtain the pardon of God, involves any inconsistency; but I say that the word _ [Greek: eis] _ rather _unto_ than

    Hope of the Gospel

  • Other versions of the prayer substitute the word sins for debts, which may come from the original Aramaic, the language in which Jesus first spoke the prayer.


  • Even if you have been using SPF, summer causes damage, what I call 'sins of the summer': discoloration, roughness and dullness.

    Scrubbing Off Indian Summer

  • And so I think that he feels that he has already done that and played a role in the request for forgiveness for what they called the sins of the church during that time.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2006

  • He loves Chris, Bart, respects and admires him, and forgives him for what you call his sins.

    Seeds of Yesterday

  • Now that is what God is doing with your past -- with what you call your sins -- blotting them out like a cloud.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • The vehement desires which we cherish when we are separated from God and which we call sins, are graver as a symptom than even they are in themselves, for they show which way the wind blows, and are tell-tales that betray the true direction of our nature.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.

  • Looming large among Bank of America's sins is its purchase of mortgage giant Countrywide Financial long after it became clear that the company had engaged in massive fraud.

    FDIC Called On To Put Bank Of America Into Receivership


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  • No, no. That would be sinful.

    August 25, 2008

  • We also have any specific behavior. We're set, then—just so it isn't any vague behavior.

    August 25, 2008

  • However, we do have the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech. So we're good.

    August 25, 2008

  • Apparently, according to WeirdNet, none of us have the god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna.

    I say, Good riddance.

    August 25, 2008

  • No Wordies have sins? What an exemplary bunch we are.

    August 25, 2008