How to use Shrift in a sentence

shrift
  • Such thieves as refused to work with him received short shrift.

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  • By contrast, the female actors seem to get short shrift, with few good lines to rise up to.

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  • But why do the tenors always get such short shrift?

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  • A Chinese attempt to enter the US energy sector was given very short shrift by the US Congress only a couple of months ago.

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  • Moreover, socio-economic and class issues tend to get short shrift, reflecting a scarcity of research in this field.

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  • However, they received short shrift from the House of Lords.

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  • Cambridge made short shrift of them on the outside of bends.

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  • The court gave the argument short shrift, leaving the tenant to repent at leisure his having acted in haste.

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  • This has been given short shrift by both politicians and IT experts.

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  • But in the case of Early Christian sarcophagi the iconographic connections of portraits to either visual context or survivors receive short shrift.

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  • Thus the " lazy yawning drone," as Shakespeare puts it, has a short shrift when his usefulness to the community is ended.

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  • The Caps had short shrift, and the joint note which the Russian, Prussian and Danish ministers presented to the estates protesting, in menacing terms, against any " reprisals " on the part of the triumphant faction, only hastened the fall of the government.

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