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synonyms for shrive

  • absolve
  • acquit
  • atone
  • forgive
  • free
  • pardon
  • purge
  • repent
See also synonyms for: shriven
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antonyms for shrive

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  • blame
  • censure
  • charge
  • condemn
  • convict
  • damn
  • hold
  • punish
  • sentence
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How to use shrive in a sentence

Two Dominicans, sent for to shrive the victim, implored the Count to pause; but 'Kill him, kill him!
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
"It is not given a priest of God to shrive an unrepentant harlot," was his impetuous answer.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
The lawyers came and took her depositions; the priests, also, to shrive her soul.
THE BROWNING CYCLOPDIAEDWARD BERDOE
At last Don John received his marching orders, and after that, it was but a short shrive that the Moriscos had to expect.
THE MOORS IN SPAINSTANLEY LANE-POOLE
"If it might be permitted I would dearly love to shrive them," said the palmer, still hesitating.
ROBIN HOODPAUL CRESWICK
What I need to do is to shrive myself, I guess, and then get up an inquisition, with myself as chief inquisitor.
THE PRICE OF THE PRAIRIEMARGARET HILL MCCARTER
Of his miserable end, without "shrive or unction," there appears to be no doubt.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF IRELAND FROM AD 400 TO 1800MARY FRANCES CUSACK
“You are required to shrive a dying man, Señor Padre,” said an Indian who approached him.
MANCO, THE PERUVIAN CHIEFW.H.G. KINGSTON
Oh, if you would be saved from the flames of everlasting Hell, get me a priest to shrive me.
THE STROLLING SAINTRAPHAEL SABATINI
Stung with remorse, he fell ill, and was counselled by his queen to ask Chad to shrive him.
THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS, VOLUME III (OF 16): MARCHSABINE BARING-GOULD
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