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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shrive.
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So, I mean, we're not going to have hostages on there delivering long shrives as they're being coached by their captors.
The priest hath his foe who comes and shrives  us,
The innocence that shrives me; stoop to the stream
The hermit who shrives the mariner, and the little vesper bell which biddeth him to prayer are Catholic touches, and so are the numerous pious oaths and ejaculations;
I consider beyond any doubt that they will be most devoted servants of God, who works marvels in all those whom He shrives, and all set themselves to observe the warnings of the gospel.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 22 of 55 1625-29 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
Beg shriv'ness for bothering ye, but I'm sad for my naughties, and I would it were you as shrives me. "
It is the _willingness to suffer_ that shrives us -- not the pain itself. "