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I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
And then he walked about the room, reflecting on the curse of his life—his besetting sin—irresolution.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Cleverly though they manipulate, cleanliness is not their besetting weakness.
Borrowing was his besetting sin, and he was always head over ears in debt.
She held parley with her besetting sin, and her desire of 'the accursed thing' grew stronger.
The very tenderness shown to him at home may add to his besetting weakness, by encouraging habits of self-indulgence.
THE HEARTH-STONESAMUEL OSGOOD
Besetting sins cannot hide themselves thus from those who honestly search their own hearts.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
“I would fain know what my dear uncle regards as my besetting sin,” mused the gentle girl.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
Instead of recognizing mistrust as a besetting sin, it had hardly occurred to Emmie that it was anything meriting blame.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
Beware lest while you wear yourself out with activity your besetting sin be found to be sloth!
OUR LADY SAINT MARYJ. G. H. BARRY

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