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mortal sin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
mortal sinˌmortal ˈsin noun [countable, uncountable]  RRCsomething that you do that is so bad, according to the Roman Catholic Church, that your soul will be punished for ever after death unless you ask to be forgiven
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mortal sinMartinho would have accounted his act a mortal sin.And is hers strong enough to marry a man who regards unpunctuality almost as a mortal sin?She regarded gossip as a mortal sin, and encouraging it almost as bad.Making fun of the Corps is a mortal sin.Committing suicide was a mortal sin.As I have said, we are not dealing with a demon but something worse, a soul steeped in mortal sin.Suppose, suppose, she were in a state of mortal sin?He had compounded a number of venial failings with the mortal sin of adultery.
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