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seven deadly sins

noun Unabridged
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  • Here are seven deadly sins found in executive compensation plans.
  • Also--there is a reason that envy was considered one of the seven deadly sins.
  • The circles are thematic, based on the seven deadly sins, and each circle will include a unique look and enemies.
  • Gluttony was once considered one of the seven deadly sins.
  • Gluttony was once considered one of the seven deadly sins.
  • Lee couched his argument, as many of you will recall, in terms of what he called the seven deadly sins of modeling.
  • These reforms do not in any way diminish the seriousness of the seven deadly sins.
  • Gluttony was one of the seven deadly sins for a reason.
British Dictionary definitions for seven deadly sins

seven deadly sins

plural noun
a fuller name for the deadly sins
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seven deadly sins definition

Widely known in the Middle Ages as sins that lead to damnation. They are: pride, covetousness (greed), lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. (See mortal sin/venial sin.)

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