the mark of Cain


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the mark of Cain

An association of disgrace or public disapproval over some crime, wrongdoing, personal failing, or controversial action. An allusion to the Biblical figure Cain, the eldest of Adam and Eve's sons, who murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy and was then cursed by God. I wonder is it appropriate that she still bear the mark of Cain for something she did when she was but a teenager. The judge argued that issuing a lengthier sentence would have been a mark of Cain on an otherwise upstanding and motivated student.
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the mark of Cain

the stigma of a murderer; a sign of infamy.
According to the book of Genesis, God placed a mark on Cain after the murder of his brother Abel, originally as a sign that he should not be killed or harmed; this was later taken to identify him as a murderer (Genesis 4:15).
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The upcoming mid-season finale episode titled "The Things We Left Behind" will finally answer if the hunter is really okay as the CW Network teased a scene between Dean and Castiel (Misha Collins) talking about the Mark of Cain.
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The mid-season finale episode titled "The Things We Left Behind" will bring back Dean Winchester's (Jensen Ackles) dark side as the Mark of Cain continue to an impact on the hunter.
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