[ US /tɹænzˈɡɹɛs/ ]
[ UK /tɹænsɡɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
  2. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
  3. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    offend all laws of humanity
    break a law
    violate the basic laws or human civilization
    break a promise
  4. spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island
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How To Use transgress In A Sentence

  • There must then be obedience to an infinite law, or _infinite_ punishment for transgression. The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church
  • But the Law of Moses under which the Jews, as evidenced by their circumcision, are supposed to live under is very rigid and proscribes up to death for many transgressions. The Volokh Conspiracy » Ann Coulter, Christian Chauvinist:
  • Overeating and drunkenness both violated social moral codes, although the latter appears to have been a much weightier transgression: intoxication is frequently listed among the serious crimes — "pleasurable living," adultery, theft — mentioned by Sahagún's informants. 47 Indigenous drinking practices also shocked Spaniards who had their own ideals of moderation when it came to alcohol consumption, a topic that we look at in Chapter 4. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • When that course entails the social regulation of her sexual life in reproduction, the young woman's entry into intellectual life will necessarily be seen as transgressive.
  • A woman is permitted to chat or babble, but speaking in public with authority is still the greatest transgression.
  • Certainly, you can confront the transgressor, contemplate revenge, or hold a grudge forever.
  • For this cause also God has banished from His presence him who did of his own accord stealthily sow the tares, that is, him who brought about the transgression; [4433] but He took compassion upon man, who, through want of care no doubt, but still wickedly [on the part of another], became involved in disobedience; and ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
  • Special courts under such proclamations tried and punished those who transgressed against the orders of the military authority.
  • Early in the film, Janice's transgressions already resonate on a specific historical level and tap into older notions regarding the feminine.
  • The confessional language is stunning in its clarity: ‘I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.’
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