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The SEC charging Goldman with securities fraud is like the Vatican charging a priest with venial sin.
We attempted to convey by our silence that Mr. Strangways' single fault was a trifling, a venial one.Merry-Garden and Other Stories|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
But vanity, though unconquerably rooted in me by nature and habit, was no longer overlooked as a venial error.Discipline|Mary Brunton
I had not meant, however, to expatiate upon his defects, which are of the slenderest and most venial kind.Hawthorne|Henry James, Junr.