I was sure the owner committed the cardinal sin of improperly storing his wine, and I smote him with all the fervor of a zealot.
And ringing false is the cardinal sin of the Chuck Norris universe.
It is the cardinal sin against which the Society of Friends have always striven.
It was generally that way, for Step Hen forgot, which was his most cardinal sin.
Horse stealing is the cardinal sin in the mountain desert, but Andrew felt the moment he saw her that she must be his.
From the foregoing estimate it may easily be gathered that imperfect technique is the cardinal sin of the average amateur poet.
Ulick was too fond of his pleasures, and girls were no doubt the stencil of his cardinal sin.
To persons deeply imbued with religious feeling, hypocrisy is the cardinal sin.
With my grandmother, to fail in the due ordering of a house was a cardinal sin.
The dramatist who hangs his characters to his plot, instead of hanging his plot to his characters, is guilty of cardinal sin.
a principal or prime misdeed; a serious error in judgment
He committed the cardinal sin of journalism.