Origin of hair shirt
How to use hair shirt in a sentence
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
But his fingers moved through her silky strands of hair, and then down her neck.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The kids had a gift for him too, a tee shirt with ‘Baseball Spoken Here’ stenciled across the front.
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He frowned, and bent his head, and his long hair fell over his face, while the poor Stuttgardter sat there like a beaten hound.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for hair shirt
Other Idioms and Phrases with hair shirt
A self-imposed punishment or penance, as in I apologized a dozen times—do you want me to wear a hair shirt forever? This term, mentioned from the 13th century on, alludes to wearing a coarse, scratchy hair shirt, the practice of religious ascetics. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1800s.