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 for sinning
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
     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.
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              Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. --Ps. li. 4.
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              All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
                                                    --Rom. iii.
                                                    23.
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     2. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an
        offense; to trespass; to transgress.
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              I am a man
              More sinned against than sinning.     --Shak.
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              Who but wishes to invert the laws
              Of order, sins against the eternal cause. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster] Sinaic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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 [syn: sin, sinning]

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