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And albeit first the said Count demanded with cries to be shriven; yet did they not grant him a friar or a priest to confess him.FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
He added in a lower tone, "you've purged me of my sin, my dear—I feel already shriven."STUDIES IN LOVE AND IN TERRORMARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
He would behave this way, Mr. Carvel, if he were being shriven by the Newgate ordinary before a last carting to Tyburn.RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
And of every one of these sins they must be shriven by their priests, and pay a great sum of silver for their penance.EARLY TRAVELS IN PALESTINEARCULF ET AL.
Shriven he arose, to do what remained in the west before he could be crowned in Rouen, and crowned in Westminster.THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RICHARD YEA-AND-NAYMAURICE HEWLETT
For there were only ghosts to answer back and the hollowness of a shriven pit for the cry to travel in.THE COUNTRY BEYONDJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
My love has been shriven, and, like a little white ghost out of heaven, must hark back to you occasionally for a blessing.THE JESSICA LETTERS: AN EDITOR'S ROMANCEPAUL ELMER MORE
They crept into the churches where the trembling people were blessed and shriven by the trembling priests.SIR NIGELARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Nor is justice done to the sublime symbolism of Shrove Tuesday—the day on which all sins are shriven.A CHRISTMAS GARLANDMAX BEERBOHM