How To Use Sackcloth In A Sentence

  • In his Lives of the Saints, he writes, We read in the books both in the Old Law and in the New that the men who repented of their sins bestrewed themselves with ashes and clothed their bodies with sackcloth. Archive 2006-03-01
  • The torn and dirty breeches, sackcloth shirt, and tangled hair did not exactly jibe with the mental image she had formed of the prim and sharply dressed servant's master.
  • ` Nor will you be able to take pleasure in sackcloth, 'he said gravely. Chapter 3: Jackson's Arm
  • A fashion show in Leeds is setting out to prove fair trade clothing has shaken off its sackcloth and oatmeal image.
  • Barefoot men napping under sackcloth canopies. A cockerel tied to the stilt of a water butt.
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  • The coffin was forced, the cerements torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys. The Body-Snatcher
  • And she… she was decked out in the same sackcloth shirt and leggings that she had been wearing since they'd left Xykrull.
  • Her leggings and sleeveless shirt, both made of cheap sackcloth, were caked with dirt, though in this light and from this distance he couldn't tell whether or not there was blood on her garments.
  • I don't see socialist society as just sackcloth and turnip soup.
  • And I pictured portly monks in sackcloth habits fighting off marauders with arrows blessed by some medieval bishop.
  • In my view, the Deputy Chief should have been round to the house in sackcloth on bended knee, apologising in person for such a crass move. Hayley Adamson is dead but Northumbria wins Gold! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • David's prayers and complaints, by the lively actings of faith, are here, all of a sudden, turned into praises and thanksgivings; his sackcloth is loosed, he is girded with gladness, and his hallelujahs are as fervent as his hosannas. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • The coffin was forced, the cerements torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys.
  • The feel of the dark silk against his skin was welcome after the years of coarse sackcloth, and having the weight of the chains taken away lifted his spirits.
  • The last time this much anticipation surrounded a union, the couple in question was Mary and Joseph (back in the days when designers worked in sackcloth, not silk)!
  • Besides exporting cloth, he imported nails, lumber, iron, glass, and sackcloth; he also dealt in wine (but was not necessarily importing it himself).
  • There was no gratitude for any so-called leniency of the North, no repentance for the war, no desire for humiliation, for sackcloth and ashes, and no confession of wrong. The Sequel of Appomattox : a chronicle of the reunion of the states
  • Grandpa: We were so poor then, we lived in sackcloth and ashes. Harold Pinter, eat your heart out.
  • Canvas is popular because it's light, rigid, yet elastic at the same time. Canvas can be made from sackcloth, cotton (most popular), synthetic, a combination of materials or even smooth linen.
  • In the mid-17th century Quakers went ‘naked for a sign’, but they often turn out to have been wearing sackcloth coats - ‘naked’ here means without shoes, hats or outer garments.
  • Once again, they had to repair; the material on the seat become more and more primitive, resembling a blue sackcloth compared to the imitation denim all around it.
  • Also, sackcloth was, and will be (in some contemporary form), in the case of the two witnesses, worn by some Prophets.
  • Clothed in sackcloth and ashes, they are continuing their work of expiation. Gueranger: The Mystery of Passiontide and Holy Week
  • They way he tells it you'd think we were all of us permanently roaming about the land in sackcloth and ashes, wailing and mithering.
  • The sort they use to have a go at those long oblong bars of ice you see guys selling in sackcloth. BLOOD IS DIRT
  • In those days, people walked around in sackcloth and ashes, when they were in mourning, fasting, or in a state of repentance. Sackcloth and Ashes
  • After the burial, for which there were minute prescriptions, the son had to wear the mourning sackcloth for twenty-seven months, emaciating his body with scanty food, and living in a rude hut erected for the purpose near the grave. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • Widows in equatorial Africa actually wear sackcloth and ashes when attending a funeral.
  • ‘We read’, he says, in the books both in the Old Law and in the New that the men who repented of their sins bestrewed themselves with ashes and clothed their bodies with sackcloth.
  • But the king came to a better frame of mind, he called the jarls away, and returning humbly to his palace, took off his royal robes, and came again barefoot and in sackcloth to the church door, where Bishop William met him, took him by the hand, gave him the kiss of peace, and led him to the penitents 'place. A Book of Golden Deeds
  • So it went through the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s and 1970s, when female film stars wrapped their chests in sackcloth lest they appear buxom, which was tantamount to being bourgeois.
  • Round the side of the theatre, the performers – costumed in sackcloth, their faces smeared with dirt and white stage-paint – form a circle and hold hands, in a surprisingly professional bonding moment before curtain-up. What are all these American high school students doing in Edinburgh?
  • The amputated arm lay on the grass near Haru, and when she finished, Haru turned around and wrapped the arm in sackcloth.
  • What would be the point of covering myself in sackcloth and ashes? The Volokh Conspiracy » Juveniles on Probation, and Their Parents’ Guns (and Other Weapons)
  • He opened the sackcloth which held four bronze bell heads; two were identical figures cast sharp with all their edges and clappers intact. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS
  • I opened the glove to take out the sackcloth which wrapped the bell heads and noticed that the photographs in there had gone. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS
  • Carolina -- one of them was a signer of the declaration of Independence and governor of the state. sabre (sa'ber), a sword with a broad, heavy blade, usually curved. sackcloth (sak'kloth '), a garment worn in mourning or penitence. saddle-girth (sad'l-gurth), that which fastens on the saddle. saddletree, frame of a saddle. sage (saj), wise. Elson Grammar School Literature v4
  • But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio. Archive 2007-07-01
  • The torn sackcloth and protruding tubes of fabric at the center of the canvas recall contemporaneous works by both Alberto Burri and Lee Bontecou.
  • Perennials can be protected with sackcloth and placed in an area where they are less exposed to the elements.
  • A strange sackcloth mask with two slit-like eyeholes is pulled over his head.
  • At the end of a bout he, accompanied by Gravrak on one side and the ever-present Reppi on the other, would stumble back to his ‘room’ and collapse on the dirty pile of sackcloth that now served as his bed.
  • A strange sackcloth mask with two slit-like eyeholes is pulled over his head.
  • The statue has been covered in sackcloth in central Bangalore for more than a decade because of opposition from some Kannada organisations.
  • Revelation also says the witness would prophecy in sackcloth, from the Greek word 'sakkos' meaning sackcloth. Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com
  • Initially attired in heavyweight fabrics, and sackcloth aprons - the sort of robust clothing necessary to withstand the rigour of their work - the girls were often criticised for their lack of femininity.
  • Those who arrive at Thekla can see little of the city, beyond the plank fences, the sackcloth screens, the scaffoldings, the metal armatures, the wooden catwalks hanging from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles.
  • The heroic farmers of Courbet and Millet lurk behind South African Zwelcthu Mthethwa's portrait of an African field-worker in sackcloth shirt and ripped pants, a machete at his side, his face deeply shadowed by a hat.
  • What I found in Yule, Hobson-Jobson, p 861 excuse loss of diacriticals: "Sackcloth", often used in the masochistic sense of "hair shirt", apparently traces back to the Persian "Sakkalat, saklatun", which meant a kind of woollen broadcloth. languagehat.com: MORE PYNCHONIAN VOCAB.

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