mark of Cain

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  • And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.


mark of Cain (plural marks of Cain)

  1. A stigma of shame
    • 2009 September 28, Seumas Milne, “No Progress for New Labour”, in The Guardian:
      ... leader with "no guts to take on his own party" – the ultimate mark of Cain in the Blairite world view.


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