deadly sins

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deadly sins

pl n
(Theology) theol the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth

dead′ly sins′


n.pl.
the seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
[1300–50]
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Look you, father, I will endeavor to divide that into capital sins."
"You have said nothing of avarice, another capital sin, nor of those millions," said he.
"Good!" said the Duc de Beaufort to himself, "every man in order that he may lose his heart and soul, must receive from celestial bounty one of the seven capital sins, perhaps two; it seems that Master La Ramee's is gluttony.
"For my sake, I must ask you to take upon yourself a sin which I feel to be enormous,--for to lie is one of the capital sins. But you will confess it, will you not?
Mahatma Gandhi listed 'science without humanity' as one of the seven capital sins. Dar expounded on that idea and called it 'science with a human face.'
My Catechism classes, given by nuns, were still working: I feared eternal damnation in the fires of hell if I violated the Ten Commandments or indulged in the Seven Capital Sins.
In our catechism, we call it the seven capital sins. To be pleasing to God, we must overcome our negative energies.
Just like Muslim women know and obey halaal and haraam in capital sins, they ought to know and practice use of make up in legitimate ways, as allowed by religion like for husband and mehrams only, and not in illegitimate ways for na-mehrams.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that the last great Biblical prohibition, "You shall not covet your neighbor's goods" is equivalent to the capital sins of envy and avarice.
The temporary eatery has views of the Tour Eiffel, located 600 feet away, and is offering OA culinary voyage around the seven capital sins [ETH] with a different sin on the 7th of each monthO.
Bantus with a black tongue and capital sins on the tips of their feet and fleshy lips.
Specifically, with regard to the subject at issue, he could not in any way think of reshaping the list of capital sins handed down by the church tradition to his contemporary society.