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original sin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
original sinoˌriginal ˈsin noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 RRCthe tendency to behave in bad or evil ways, which is in all people according to the Christian religion
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original sinLike a piece of apple, some kid said; the chunk of apple that Adam ate and got original sin.Howard by his belief in original sin, guilt and the possibility of awakening man's consciousness of sin.Lewis was inclined to ground his grudging acceptance of democracy on the doctrine of original sin.I was told in the third grade that I had an overabundance of original sin.This comes too close to something like a pedagogic version of original sin.Another incident followed Richard Baxter's preaching of a sermon on original sin.The original sin of mankind was the murder of the father.
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