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[shriv-uh n]
  1. a past participle of shrive.
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Related formsun·shriv·en, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unshriven

Historical Examples of unshriven

  • "Take them out there, and hang them unshriven," he commanded.

    The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series

    Rafael Sabatini

  • 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.

  • It was Voltaire's last triumph; four days later, unshriven and unhouseled, he expired.

  • 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.).

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