more sinned against than sinner

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more sinned against than sinner

Less guilty or worthy of blame than others, especially those who have injured or laid such blame or guilt upon one. I may be exploiting a loophole in how much I receive in social welfare payments, but given that my retirement fund was stolen from me by fraudulent investors, I'd say I'm more sinned against than sinner. The nurse undoubtedly made questionable judgment calls in this unfortunate case; however, his hands were largely tied by ambiguous legal wordings relating to end-of-life care, and, in my opinion, he was more sinned against than sinner.
See also: more, sin
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The writers clearly thought Bale is more sinned against than sinner or that he is making a conscious effort to address the diving issue.
He has had a new lease of life on the left side of our midfield and he is more sinned against than sinner.
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