Definition for sin (2 of 6)
verb (used without object), sinned, sin·ning.
verb (used with object), sinned, sin·ning.
Origin of sin1
Related formssin·like, adjectivesin·ning·ly, adverbsin·ning·ness, nounun·sin·ning, adjective
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Origin of sīn
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Examples from the Web for sin
Essentially, Pope Francis is urging Christians to “love the sinner, but hate the sin.”
In March 2013 in Washington, D.C., Seth Bender got in the Uber he ordered and shortly thereafter committed the sin of burping.
Hayward lives with her boyfriend, “so I am dealing as a woman ‘living in sin,’” she says with a laugh.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another bishop was apparently disheartened to find the word “sin” appear only once in the entire document.
And for the sin of being manipulative or hurting others to protect our own egos.Jews and Non-Jews Need to Repent for the Sins of the U.S. and Israel|Rabbi Michael Lerner|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have another secret, dear, but this one is not like the other, a sin of my own making.Dangerous Ground|Lawrence L. Lynch
It is not the persons who sin the least, but those who overcome the strongest temptations, who are the most virtuous.
But there is a point at which unoriginality may become a sin.Parkhurst Boys|Talbot Baines Reed
He sends down his wickedness to the country and tempts weak folks to sin.Gallegher and Other Stories|Richard Harding Davis
Mrs. Arnold, did you ever confess a sin to Mr. Shenstone, and ask counsel of him when you were very miserable?Rutledge|Miriam Coles Harris
British Dictionary definitions for sin (1 of 5)
verb sins, sinning or sinned (intr)
Derived Formssinner, noun
Word Origin for sin
British Dictionary definitions for sin (2 of 5)
preposition, conjunction, adverb
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abbreviation for (in Canada)
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Idioms and Phrases with sin
see live in sin; more sinned against than sinning; multitude of sins; ugly as sin; wages of sin.