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.
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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.
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live in sin

live together as though married; cohabit. informal, dated
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live in ˈsin

(old-fashioned or humorous) live together and have a sexual relationship with somebody, without being married: Are you two married yet or are you still living in sin?
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live in sin

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