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deadly sin

Syllabification: dead·ly sin

Definition of deadly sin in English:

noun

(In Christian tradition) a sin regarded as leading to damnation, especially one of a traditional list of seven. See seven deadly sins.
Example sentences
  • But what should today's list of deadly sins include?
  • But as someone who has been known to buy new underwear to avoid having to do a load of wash, I believe sloth should be stricken from the list of deadly sins.
  • Based on a book by Maurine Dallas Watkins about a true story from 1926, it rollicks with elements of pretty well all seven of the deadly sins.

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