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English Dictionary: sinning by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sinning
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
    Synonym(s): sin, sinning
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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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