multitude of sins, cover a
Compensate for numerous evils, as in You may not be offering to help with the fair, but that big donation covers a multitude of sins. This expression originated in the New Testament (I Peter 4:8): “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
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They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
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Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini