live in sin


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live in sin

to live with and have sex with someone to whom one is not married. (Sometimes serious and sometimes jocular.) Would you like to get married, or would you prefer that we live in sin for a few more years? Let's live in sin. There's no risk of divorce.
See also: live, sin

live in sin

to live with and have a sexual relationship with someone without being married They know that others their age view their relationship as living in sin.
Usage notes: often considered to be an old-fashioned phrase
See also: live, sin

live in sin

  (humorous)
to live with someone that you are having a sexual relationship with but are not married to (usually in continuous tenses) Last I heard they'd moved in together and were living in sin.
See also: live, sin

live in sin

Cohabit outside marriage, as in Bill and Anne lived in sin for years before they got married. This term, dating from the early 1800s, is mostly used in a jocular fashion today, when customs and views are more liberal in this regard. Also see live together.
See also: live, sin

live in sin

To cohabit in a sexual relationship without being married.
See also: live, sin