sinner

noun
sin·​ner | \ ˈsi-nər How to pronounce sinner (audio) \

Definition of sinner

1 : a person who sins

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Examples of sinner in a Sentence

even the worst sinner can be redeemed

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Slowly the boys learn the principle that only a sinner is worthy of a priest’s, or God’s, consideration. Tim Parks, Harper's magazine, "Murder Italian Style," 19 Aug. 2019 Local Christian schools drummed into Amash and other young sinners fear of a particular moral failing: pride. George Will, National Review, "Justin Amash, Michigan’s Independent," 18 Aug. 2019 Local Christian schools drummed into Amash and other young sinners fear of a particular moral failing: pride. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will: Amash’s independence shows voters they don’t have to settle for binary choice," 18 Aug. 2019 Local Christian schools drummed into Amash and other young sinners fear of a particular moral failing: pride. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: Amash’s independence shows voters they don’t have to settle for binary choice," 18 Aug. 2019 The list of sinners pointed out in spasms of virtue-signaling, just as witches were pointed out hundreds of years ago in Salem, is endless. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Race card loses its sting as it’s overused," 29 July 2019 Yet when Franklin performs it, the song recaptures the raw emotion that drove the man who wrote it, a repentant sinner praying for God’s grace in a moment of moral peril. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, "Aretha: Her story was in her songs," 19 June 2019 On this Palm Sunday there were many sinners at Amen Corner. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, nola.com, "A day at the Masters unlike any other: Tiger Woods takes his place in sports history," 15 Apr. 2019 On his quest to rid Riverdale of all sinners, the Black Hood visited the Sugarman in jail and shot him to death. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Every "Riverdale" Character That's Been Killed Off," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of sinner

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sinner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sinner

: someone who has done something wrong according to religious or moral law : someone who has sinned

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