One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Live together as though married.
- ‘In late 1984 I was living in sin in the Latrobe Valley with a girl of catholic upbringing.’
- ‘A wedding immediately for two who are living in sin!’
- ‘Roisin's religious background burdens her with an unforgiving priest who considers her to be living in sin.’
- ‘It was perhaps more of a stigma for the children that mother was living in sin than it was for the parents.’
- ‘A great idea for anyone who, like me, is getting married but has been living in sin for years and so has a bottom drawer full of towels, bedding, frying pans and cut glass.’
- ‘She gave up the Victorian ideals of marriage and lived in sin with her soulmate, who happened to be married to someone else.’
- ‘He had to have a metal plate inserted in his skull and afterwards he ran off with a local woman and lived in sin with her.’
- ‘Soon marriage may be non-existent given the freedom we have to live in sin with our partners.’
- ‘Back when my wife and I were college room-mates living in sin, we had a cockatiel that really, really liked her.’
- ‘Since when was it defamatory to accuse someone of not living in sin, as it used to be called?’
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