seven deadly sins

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seven deadly sins

pl n
(Theology) a fuller name for the deadly sins
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Translations
sieben Todsünden
siete pecados capitales
seitsemän kuolemansyntiä
sept péchés capitaux
hét főbűn
dauðasyndirnar sjö
sette peccati capitali
七つの大罪
sete pecados capitais
sju dödssynderna
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Clarke presents short sayings of the Church Fathers on the seven deadly sins, also known as the seven capital vices or the eight evil thoughts.
In Dante's Purgatory, the exploration of affective states is evidenced in relation to the seven capital vices. Tambling argues that while Dante adheres to defined notions of emotional states in some instances in the poem, in others he captures a shifting, metamorphic quality, one that is not readily definable.