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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shriftshift, shrift
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How to use shrift in a sentence
How an antiquated understanding of race relations results in minority staffers getting the short shrift.
Traditional American notion of independence, permanency and identity with neighborhood are given short shrift in this approach.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Likely, Harold would have accepted the short shrift with his usual cynic's grace.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More vexing than the short-shrift mentions are the flat-out omissions.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One reason we've given the single-parenthood problem short shrift is that we lack good ideas about how to address it.
She appears to have Irish virtue in excess, and I expect the larky would get short shrift from her.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
A joint commission drew up a well-considered plan, but in the face of a presidential election the Senate gave it short shrift.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton
She said no word thereon: as for her shrift,No Chrisom child could show a chart of thoughtsMore spotless than were hers.The Saint's Tragedy|Charles Kingsley
As she came back Julia heard Val in the hall dismissing poor Emmie and her piano key with short shrift.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
I pray you that you will buy one, for war is bloody work, and the end is sudden with little time for thought or shrift.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for shrift
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see short shrift.