short shrift

NOUN
  1. a brief and unsympathetic rejection
    they made short shrift of my request
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How To Use short shrift In A Sentence

  • The presumption of innocence is given short shrift. Times, Sunday Times
  • She chooses whom she likes and interference from any official source would soon receive short shrift. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household
  • Mr. Edsall gives short shrift to right-of-center positions about the virtues of free-market dynamism or deregulation. A War of All Against All
  • Another way Woods engages in card stacking is by giving short shrift to the true builder of Western Civilization: classical antiquity. Is That Legal?: January 2006 Archives
  • While referring to the laws of other jurisdictions, US courts have given them short shrift.
  • It summoned the courage to try again but got the same short shrift as it tried to grab chicken necks left for the cat. The Sun
  • And the world number one gave one journalist short shrift when asked what was wrong with his game.
  • Salt in medicine and nutrition, salt in chemistry, even salt in cooking are given short shrift.
  • The wounded of the enemy, numbering eleven, would have met with but short shrift at the hands of their captors, but for the interposition of the man whom I have termed our timoneer, who seemed to be a petty chief. A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story
  • But in short shrift, that may not matter any longer. Sharmine Narwani: Kill the "Peace Game"
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