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synonyms for shrift

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

antonyms for shrift

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  • happiness
  • joy
  • reward
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How to use shrift in a sentence

That just wasn’t yet a familiar sight, and coverage of women’s sports, which I think is a huge part of it, was still given short shrift.
RESURFACING ‘LIFE’S SWELL,’ THE STORY THAT PRODUCED ‘BLUE CRUSH’JVERSTEEGHNOVEMBER 4, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Meanwhile, the one person the audience does recognize and care about—young Dumbledore, played enchantingly by Jude Law—gets the short shrift.
ALL THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES, RANKEDELIANA DOCKTERMANOCTOBER 28, 2021TIME
She appears to have Irish virtue in excess, and I expect the larky would get short shrift from her.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A joint commission drew up a well-considered plan, but in the face of a presidential election the Senate gave it short shrift.
THE CANADIAN DOMINIONOSCAR D. SKELTON
She said no word thereon: as for her shrift,No Chrisom child could show a chart of thoughtsMore spotless than were hers.
THE SAINT'S TRAGEDYCHARLES KINGSLEY
As she came back Julia heard Val in the hall dismissing poor Emmie and her piano key with short shrift.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
I pray you that you will buy one, for war is bloody work, and the end is sudden with little time for thought or shrift.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
“In three days hence, let me receive thy shrift at the convent of Saint Bridget,” continued the ecclesiastic.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 347, SEPTEMBER, 1844VARIOUS
Short was the shrift allowed the victim;—ten minutes for prayer—and sure the cord which stifled it forever.
THE LILY AND THE TOTEMWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
Certain it is she brought her wounded brother safe home to England, and prisoners in that war usually had short shrift.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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