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seven deadly sins
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • On each of the seven days of the week he further prayed that one of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost might descend upon his soul and drive out of it day by day the seven deadly sins which had defiled it in the past; and he prayed for each gift on its appointed day, confident that it would descend upon him, though it seemed strange to him at times that wisdom and understanding and knowledge were so distinct in their nature that each should be prayed for apart from the others.

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  • Each of C. S. Lewis’ seven Narnian tales highlight the destructiveness of one of the seven deadly sins.
  • He clattered waeful havers of the seven knights—they being the seven deadly sins, said he—and told me, calm as daylight, that I was but a murdering man masel’.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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