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sinning definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: transgressing a moral or divine law; "if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare n
1: an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will [syn: sin, sinning]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sin Sin, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Sinning.] [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See Sin, n.] 1. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. --Ps. li. 4. All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. --Rom. iii. 23. 2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress. I am a man More sinned against than sinning. --Shak. Who but wishes to invert the laws Of order, sins against the eternal cause. --Pope.



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