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synonyms for sackcloth and ashes

  • absolution
  • atonement
  • contrition
  • forgiveness
  • penitence
  • remorse
  • repentance
  • retribution
  • attrition
  • compensation
  • compunction
  • confession
  • expiation
  • mortification
  • penalty
  • punishment
  • purgation
  • rue
  • ruth
  • self-flagellation
  • shrift
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • hair shirt
  • remorsefulness
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antonyms for sackcloth and ashes

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  • happiness
  • joy
  • reward
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How to use sackcloth and ashes in a sentence

She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
He thrust the Cardinal's mantle into it, and stood over the smouldering cloth, till the whole was consumed to ashes.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Bridgewater, Mass., invaded by the Indian enemy, and 17 buildings laid in ashes.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He paused, then mixed and drank another whiskey-and-soda, lit a cigarette, and resumed.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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