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    Your sins have sins

    Does it mean just "you have a lot of sins"?
    Thank you

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    Re: Your sins have sins

    Probably... What's the context?

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    Re: Your sins have sins

    "...you probably fear the prime minister and the Patriarch equally. You live a very delicate life. Your sins have sins, and both
    these gentlemen hold sway over you,”

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    #4

    Re: Your sins have sins

    ...and the source and author of the quotation are...?

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    Re: Your sins have sins

    Does it matter for understanding? It's all here.

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    #6

    Re: Your sins have sins

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Does it mean just "you have a lot of sins"?
    Thank you
    When I first read the phrase, the first thing I thought of is that the phrase was meant to intensify the person's faults, evil deeds, etc.

    You are so evil that even your sins have sins.

    This is similar to:

    Your dog is so scruffy that even his fleas have fleas.
    His acne is so bad that even his pimples have pimples.

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    Re: Your sins have sins

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Does it matter for understanding? It's all here.
    Yes. Context is much more than just the surrounding words.

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    Re: Your sins have sins

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Does it matter for understanding? It's all here.
    Yes it does, and I'm not going to buy the book from Amazon to find out about it for myself.

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