Synonyms for shrift
- hair shirt
- sackcloth and ashes
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHRIFT
He lost his place, his money, and at last came to beg for shrift and punishment.
His shrift of the morning, hurried and formal as it had been, had softened him.
Under show of shrift, or, in other words, as coming to hear me confess.
In the nature of things he felt that his own shrift must necessarily be short.
Nor dare you go near him on your own account, or short would be your shrift.
I am in your power, and were I in Miss Lindsay's power alone, my shrift would be short.
At least they would never have insulted her, and Ishmael's shrift would have been short.
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.
Let every Christian man strictly keep his Christianity, and go frequently to shrift and housel.
Let men attempt such tactics, and their shrift is uncomplimentarily short.