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  • adj. Not shriven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not shriven.

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Examples

  • And yet, to kill her unshriven will be a twofold crime.

    Rookwood

  • The early Spaniards called it Las Animas, but after the death of unshriven pioneers in the area, it was aptly renamed El Purgatorio.

    Isabelle

  • Ill-omened hag! unshriven be her sins nor mercy visit her on dying bed, i.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I am persuaded that the phrase 'child abuse' is no exaggeration when used to describe what teachers and priests are doing to children whom they encourage to believe in something like the punishment of unshriven mortal sins in an eternal hell

    Critics in the Post Wedge World

  • I am persuaded that the phrase 'child abuse' is no exaggeration to use when used to describe what teachers and priests are doing to children whom they encourage in something like the punishment of unshriven mortal sins in an eternal hell. —

    Critics in the Post Wedge World

  • He almost laughed at the thought -- it was better than what the Catholic priest in the tiny adobe church in his little village in the mountains of northern Mexico had promised him; Father Ortega had often assured him that he'd go right to the flames and torments of Hell as soon as he died unshriven -- but he could not push it away.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Me, the heir of their founder — me, whom their foundation binds them to pray for — me — ungrateful villains as they are! — they suffer to die like the houseless dog on yonder common, unshriven and unhouseled! —

    Ivanhoe

  • Dick was paying some tribute to things unforgotten, unshriven, unexpurgated.

    Tender is the Night

  • Still, I won't die unshriven-and I'll trust you for a conditional absolution.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Every other type of birth control is a mortal sin for which you go directly to hell if unshriven at the hour of death.

    Fall On Your Knees

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  • not having received pardon, absolution, and remission ?

    August 21, 2008