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Word: transgression

Definition: violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong


Sentences Containing 'transgression'

When thou art offended with any man's transgression, presently reflect upon thyself; and consider what thou thyself art guilty of in the same kind.
What I entreat of you is that you reproach me not with my transgression and grievous wrong-doing; for the same cause and force that drove me to make you mine impelled me to struggle against being yours; and to prove this, turn and look at the eyes of the now happy Luscinda, and you will see in them an excuse for all my errors: and as she has found and gained the object of her desires, and I have found in you what satisfies all my wishes, may she live in peace and contentment as many happy years with her Cardenio, as on my knees I pray Heaven to allow me to live with my Dorothea;" and with these words he once more embraced her and pressed his face to hers with so much tenderness that he had to take great heed to keep his tears from completing the proof of his love and repentance in the sight of all.
For if any suspicion remain, that the event and command concurred by accident, there is no miracle and no transgression of the laws of nature.
If this suspicion be removed, there is evidently a miracle, and a transgression of these laws; because nothing can be more contrary to nature than that the voice or command of a man should have such an influence.
A miracle may be accurately defined, _a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent_.
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