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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.

Usage examples (30)
  • And a search of t’internet tells me that shrove is derived from shrive, meaning to confess your sins to cleanse yourself before lent.
  • But you must shrive me, Auk, and you must do it tonight.
  • Confessing to the poor old woman, who cannot shrive them!
  • Heaven, comfort him living, -- shrive him Thyself in dying! for more
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