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seven deadly sins

Syllabification: sev·en dead·ly sins

Definition of seven deadly sins in English:

plural noun

(the seven deadly sins)
(In Christian tradition) the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
Example sentences
  • I follow the Ten Commandments and I make a conscious effort to try to avoid the seven deadly sins at all costs.
  • Pride is listed among the seven deadly sins with good reason.
  • No wonder it was made one of the seven deadly sins.

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