- a past participle of shrive.
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Examples from the Web for unshriven
"Take them out there, and hang them unshriven," he commanded.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
It would be like dying, not only unshriven, but in the act of guilt.Old Junk
H. M. Tomlinson
What cowardly things these are; no fair fight, up you go, unshriven.Sketches From My Life
It was Voltaire's last triumph; four days later, unshriven and unhouseled, he expired.A History of French Literature
So Maggie, "unshriven and unforgiven," was put to bed in her misery, with no kind kiss or loving "good-night."A Christmas Posy
Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Word Origin and History for unshriven
past participle of shrive (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper