[ shriv-uhn ]
/ ˈʃrɪv ən /
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a past participle of shrive.
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How to use shriven in a sentence
And God said to them: "Why have you come here, your sins unrepented, unshriven, all unprepared to die?"God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
And this, mark you, though I was still unshriven, and he had never named the churchly rite to me.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
For three years this extraordinary state of things lasted, during which time the churches were empty and the dying unshriven.The Life of the Moselle|Octavius Rooke
But bitter were the tears Père Ramain shed when he found she had gone to her last account unshriven and unabsolved.
It might be stoutly questioned whether Verona held one unshriven soul, one sin unspoken, or one solace unawarded.Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett