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[sin-er] /ˈsɪn ər/
a person who sins; transgressor.
Origin of sinner
1275-1325; Middle English; see sin1, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The sinner should be brought back onto the straight and narrow road.
  • Two psychologists argue that everyone's mind contains a liar, a cheat, and a sinner.
  • He was metaphorically on his knees in penitence, and confessed himself a miserable sinner in the loveliest manner possible.
  • The album presented a sinner who didn't seem particularly upset by his own sins.
  • She understands that an egotistical sinner always puts other people on the defensive.
  • My understanding was that original sin was the idea that everyone was already a sinner from the moment of birth.
  • Still being rich, he's still a sinner he will only have atoned for his sins when his philanthropy fully depletes his reserves.
  • For every non repenting sinner maximum comfort and pleasure is to see another slip up.
  • If it's because you're a sinner, welcome to the club.
  • The expectation is that the sinner, so hectored, will see her way to reform.
Word Origin and History for sinner

mid-14c., agent noun from sin (v.). Old English had synngiend in this sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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