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Example sentences from the Web for venial
The SEC charging Goldman with securities fraud is like the Vatican charging a priest with venial sin.
The child, who teaches its grandmother to suck eggs, commits a venial fault in comparison.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Its greatest fault was not extravagance, for that is a venial folly, but ignorance, which even youth cannot wholly excuse.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
In these hopeful moods it was a necessity of his drama that his transgression of the law should seem venial to him.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells