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the act of being shriven

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JAMES Franco is to direct his ex-lover in off-Broadway play The Long Shrift.
The lad alleged to have made these remarks got short shrift, but the judge ruled nothing defamatory had been said.
What a shame the Sex Pistol was given short shrift by short-sighted producers of the late lamented soap.
Thus, once again, the American cocker spaniel gets not even short shrift .
However, the constituents of the Left Democratic Front, like the Janata Dal (Secular), the Revolutionary Socialist Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Kerala Congress have given short shrift to the youth.
Elsewhere, Ryan is given short shrift when he tries to apologise to Katie.
WHEN questioned by Andrew Marr about taking money from British American Tobacco, Conservative Kenneth Clarke stated that no-one had asked him to do anything wrong and that if they had he would have given them short shrift.
ARSENE WENGER has indicated AC Milan would receive short shrift if they were to make an offer for Arsenal's star striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
So, for example, while Lincoln School of Architecture, the extensions to Keble College Oxford, and a house in Hampstead called The Priory are described and analysed comprehensively, the alterations to the Ashmolean Museum and the various university masterplans get short shrift.
And yet the most powerful metaphor in the theatrical lexicon, dance, is given short shrift in the contemporary theater.
Consequently, the state has continued to get short shrift from Washington in areas ranging from transportation funds to homeland security.
Filled with charts and illustrations, the authors present their case well, but they give short shrift to some of the problems with increased energy use, including global warming and the destruction of habitat.
Quantitative measures of the state of the humanities are especially useful for college and university leaders who may be tempted in curricular and budget planning to give these fields short shrift.
Northern Ontario's mining-based economy also got short shrift in the budget.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue made this point in comparing the short shrift his group's complaints get from the media with the deference shown to Muslims.