Origin of short shrift
Words nearby short shrift
How to use short shrift in a sentence
You can look at a syllabi of general biology courses from high school and college, and often ecology gets short shrift.
She said it is difficult to operate two systems of learning at once without giving short shrift to one or both.Kids are returning to classrooms. But what will happen to those who stay at home?|Hannah Natanson, Donna St. George|April 11, 2021|Washington Post
The legislation has ignited questions over whether Maryland sufficiently protects forests for wildlife and water and air quality or allows too much tree loss by giving short shrift to new planting.Maryland lawmakers debate how forests lost to development should be replaced|Katherine Shaver|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
If I have more people assigned to me than I can safely take care of as a nurse, somebody’s going to get short shrift.Health-care workers will be vaccinated first. For now, they’re handling a surge in hospitalizations.|Ariana Eunjung Cha, Lenny Bernstein, Lena H. Sun, Jose Del Real|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
With no clear timeline on when schools would reopen for physical classes in India, parents feel their kids are being given the short shrift with online classes.Even a pandemic cannot halt Indian parents’ obsession with getting their kids to study|Manavi Kapur|July 24, 2020|Quartz
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
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
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey