He had sinned against the Law; and at last God had punished him.
Yes, I've sinned as I'm sure you know but I never ever harmed any young lady the way poor Annie was mutilated.
In her self-revelations she followed Rousseau, her first master in style, but while Rousseau in his Confessions darkened all the shadows, George Sand is the heroine of her story, often frail and faulty, but always a woman more sinned against than sinning.
12 § 83, &c., Basilides taught that even those who have not sinned in act, even Jesus himself, possess a sinful nature.
The Bourbons of Naples had broken their treaty engagements with Napoleon, though in this matter they were perhaps as much sinned against as sinning.