O quiet paths of algebra, you are my excuse for this venial sin!
This is a lover's most stoical virtue, as the lack of it is a lover's most venial sin.
That which was a venial sin, they told me was no sin at all; of that which was most grievously mortal, they said it was venial.
Even the gratification of idle curiosity with demons was merely a venial sin.
A few minutes of such intense suffering might atone for more than one venial sin.
Although he had not completed his studies, he frequently showed the difference between a mortal and a venial sin of thought.
In damning others, there may be disorder enough to constitute a venial sin, without any greater malice.
In other words, is there nothing but venial sin in thefts of little values, or is there only one big sin at the end?
It would have been more than a venial sin, if you had kissed and blessed a rebel in the very act of his rebellion.
With this statement she went away prettily and gracefully, smiling and thinking how she could commit a venial sin.