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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sin \Sin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sinning.] [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See
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.
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.
[1913 Webster] Sinaic
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