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Deadly sin   /dˈɛdli sɪn/   Listen
Deadly sin

An unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace.  Synonym: mortal sin.

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"Deadly sin" Quotes from Famous Books

... mother estranged; and, like a child lost upon a great moor, she looked round all heaven and earth, and there was none to counsel, none to guide— perhaps not even God. For would He help her as long as she lived in sin? And was she not living in sin, deadly sin, as long as she knew what she was sure she knew, and left ...
— Two Years Ago, Volume II. • Charles Kingsley

... I have never told you anything but the truth. But you must come and be happy, my dear. I want you, yourself, and not a grave, reticent creature who has gone about the house the last few days, looking at me askance, as though I had committed some deadly sin." ...
— Not Like Other Girls • Rosa N. Carey

... been so lately an unpaid drudge was afraid these trained, clever servants might suspect her former state of servitude and she covered her fear with a manner so insupportable that Mr. Chadwick Champneys, who looked upon arrogant rudeness to social inferiors as a sort of eighth deadly sin, was presently forced ...
— The Purple Heights • Marie Conway Oemler

... a death of the soul. To die is to lose life. But God is the life of the soul; since then deadly sin separates us from God, it is a death of ...
— Light, Life, and Love • W. R. Inge

... this way with the intention of doing him injury, in order that they might depart hence and continue on their way. As far as his grace's awaiting a reply from his majesty is concerned, I consider it even more unreasonable to ask for galleys; for, just as one who is committing some deadly sin displeases God all the more the longer he continues therein, so likewise, the longer his grace continues to transgress the good faith and truth of the contract made by his very Christian king and lord, the greater displeasure he will cause to God; but, if he would depart hence, ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803, Volume II, 1521-1569 • Emma Helen Blair

... before false gods, idols, a rabid materialism. That one, to fall crushed and bleeding from the dizzy height of the ledge of sacrifice upon a red-daubed stone representation of the repulsive emblem, could thus wipe out the deadly sin of murder, was, even ...
— Caste • W. A. Fraser

... because she was a woman, to make her feel that he was man enough to bear the burden of his deed. He wanted to cry out to her, "You are a woman! Oh, be gentle, and understand how sorry a man can be for a deadly sin!" but his lips were parched. He moved them dryly; ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 8 • Various

... cramming into his hat and pockets something which she could not define, rose up, and forgetful of the cudgel, which lay blood-dabbled on the grass, rushed from the place where he had taken the burden of a deadly sin upon his soul, she saw his face, and ...
— The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 - of Literature, Science and Art. • Various

... so strange," I said. "For I ought to have owned my fault as soon as I got here, before he had fired a shot, before leading him into a great and deadly sin; but we have made our life so grotesque, that to act in that way would have been almost impossible, for only after I have faced his shot at the distance of twelve paces could my words have any significance for him, and if I ...
— The Brothers Karamazov • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

... earliest history looked upon witchcraft as a deadly sin, and disbelief in it as a heresy, and set its machinery in motion for its extirpation. Its authority was the word of God and the civil law, and it claimed jurisdiction through the ecclesiastical courts, the ...
— The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697) • John M. Taylor

... had tane her May Catheren, In the bonefire set her in, It wad na take upon her cheeks, Nor take upon her chin, Nor yet upon her yallow hair, To healle the deadly sin. ...
— Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth - Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Second Series • Frank Sidgwick

Words linked to "Deadly sin" :   sinning, wrath, rapacity, ire, luxuria, pride, gula, invidia, laziness, overeating, avarice, envy, superbia, acedia, anger, sin, greed, mortal sin, ira, venial sin, gluttony, avaritia, lust, covetousness, sloth

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