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Mortal sin   /mˈɔrtəl sɪn/   Listen
Mortal sin

An unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace.  Synonym: deadly sin.

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"Mortal sin" Quotes from Famous Books

... she whispered hoarsely, "you will take my part! You will not condemn me to a life of misery! I am too proud to speak openly to others—but I love this man more than my soul—more than my immortal soul. Do you hear? I am in danger of mortal sin. Perhaps I am already in that state. You cannot save me if he goes. I will not pray. I will not come to the church. I will be an outcast. If I marry him, I will be a good Catholic to the end of my days. If I marry ...
— Rezanov • Gertrude Atherton

... concealment of what one has a right to conceal may be right, provided no lie is involved in the concealment. As to the relative grades of sin in lying, Aquinas counts lying to another's hurt as a mortal sin, and lying to avert harm from another as a venial sin; but he ...
— A Lie Never Justifiable • H. Clay Trumbull

... their forthcoming is well noted; it was the major excommunication. This penalty is decreed only to mortal sin.[509] Those persons had, then, died in the career of deadly sin, and were consequently condemned and in hell; for if there is naught in question but a minor excommunication, why should they go out of the church after death with such terrible and extraordinary circumstances, since that ecclesiastical ...
— The Phantom World - or, The philosophy of spirits, apparitions, &c, &c. • Augustin Calmet

Words linked to "Mortal sin" :   superbia, luxuria, covetousness, ira, venial sin, wrath, gluttony, gula, pride, deadly sin, rapacity, sinning, avarice, acedia, ire, avaritia, envy, laziness, sloth, greed, anger, invidia, overeating, lust, sin

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