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sin

2 verb
     
Related topics: Religion
sin2 past tense and past participle sinned, present participle sinning [intransitive]
1RR to do something that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God
sin against
You have sinned against God.
2

be more sinned against than sinning

old-fashioned used to say that someone should not be blamed for what they have done wrong, because they have been badly treated by other people

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