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  • n. Plural form of shrift.


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  • So Microsoft again short shrifts Mac OS users and Apple is the bad guy?

    Apple’s DRM vs audio-books

  • Jarrold's movie, rushing too fast through the halcyon days at Oxford, short-shrifts Sebastian's legendary charm.

    You Can Go Home Again

  • What's admirable about his approach is his refusal to stack the deck: he neither turns his condemned man into a misunderstood martyr nor short-shrifts the pain of the victims 'families.

    The Killer And The Nun

  • When the congregation were dismissed, the glover and his beautiful daughter lingered for some time, for the purpose of making their several shrifts in the confessionals, where the priests had taken their places for discharging that part of their duty.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • That's really disappointing, and it does a disservice both to products from Digi/M-Audio and Apple that she endorses and those she short-shrifts.

    The irritating way to build a portable studio

  • On the face of it this cable seems to suggest that a man widely known as a straight and capable soldier should be given the shortest of shrifts at the instance of "unofficial reports"; i.e., camp gossip.

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2

  • Moscow-based Brit Clare Lopeman, however, and you're likely to get the shortest of shrifts. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • -- and I don't think -- I think it sort of short shrifts the overall debate when you just look at domestic crude oil production.

    Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart

  • I don't think it would help the boss's political image if the newspapers heard that the head of his major crimes unit short-shrifts thirteen-year-old sex-crime victims and tells jokes about incest. "

    Missing Justice


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