With my grandmother, to fail in the due ordering of a house was a cardinal sin.
Horse stealing is the cardinal sin in the mountain desert, but Andrew felt the moment he saw her that she must be his.
Her early training had been in a church which regarded self-destruction as a cardinal sin.
It was generally that way, for Step Hen forgot, which was his most cardinal sin.
It is the cardinal sin against which the Society of Friends have always striven.
From the foregoing estimate it may easily be gathered that imperfect technique is the cardinal sin of the average amateur poet.
Brown left him then, with a nod that conveyed remission of cardinal sin, and a warning not to repeat the offence.
Ulick was too fond of his pleasures, and girls were no doubt the stencil of his cardinal sin.
Odd—when Pax had ruled, there were thought police and the cardinal sin was to be a liberal, to experiment, to seek knowledge.
To persons deeply imbued with religious feeling, hypocrisy is the cardinal sin.