[ sinz ]


  1. a gyroscopic device indicating the exact speed and position of a vessel, as indicated by differences in positions over a given period on a given course, as well as the direction of true north.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of SINS1

s(hip's) i(nertial) n(avigation) s(ystem)

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Example Sentences

The church would “keep people separated from their families,” Fenner says, while “being dealt with for sexual sins.”

We are all guilty all the time and retribution will come for our unnamed sins.

White Southerners crave an innocent past, a personal distance from the sins of their ancestors.

Heracles goes on his twelve labours, not to better mankind, but to achieve immortality and atone for his own sins.

For all our sins, may the Force that makes forgiveness possible forgive us, pardon us, and make atonement possible.

Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.

I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.

When the father had finished, he stabbed his wife, telling her to repent of her sins and to confess to God who would pardon her.

And they sought out all iniquities, till vengeance came upon them, and put an end to all their sins.

He says that he has sins enough to his account without laying up a reckoning with posterity.