(n.) Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent upon it.
(1) She added that she did not expect Wonga to turn up to the event in person: "They would get short shrift from the 20 organisations that are coming, not to mention many of the people who will be attending."
(2) Cable's views were given short shrift by Downing Street.
(3) This kind of smugness is always given short shrift by the elderly.
(4) In a move that gave short shrift to hedging, the US space agency released a video intended for 22 December 10 days early.
(5) Misguided attempts by well-wishers to literally or metaphorically pat her on the back and praise her "pluckiness" are given short shrift.
(6) If they came to me with ‘let’s talk about another coalition agreement’, I’d give them pretty short shrift because you have to let the British people have their say first,” he said.
(7) Responding directly to Van Rompuy's warning that member states cannot "cherry-pick" policies, Lidington said: "I give a certain amount of short shrift to some of the charges of cherry-picking.
(8) Kondowe, 38, said he and other civil society leaders had visited the president to plead their case, but were given short shrift.
(9) The governing bodies' letter, delivered to the home addresses of the Ofcom chairman, Colette Bowe, and the board after their representatives felt their arguments were given short shrift by the chief executive, Ed Richards, warned of "serious consequences for the sports sector".
(10) Hodgson, whose squad flew out to Brazil from Luton overnight, still claimed to have spotted plenty of positives from a disjointed display, and gave criticism of his side's system short shrift.
(11) Politicians, businessmen, Fifa executives – all get similarly short shrift.
(12) David Wolchover Anthony Heaton-Armstrong London • Although Moazzam Begg was released from prison for lack of evidence, we can rest comfortably because Theresa May’s latest proposals ( Report, 1 October )should see him back behind bars in short shrift.
(13) Everton rejected Chelsea’s opening bid of £20m last week and they gave short shrift to Tuesday’s follow-up.
(14) Chelsea currently top the table, with Wenger having made clear even back on new year's eve that he did was giving short shrift to Mourinho's regular insistence that his team were unlikely title challengers.
(15) Meanwhile investors used that time to pore over the report and it didn't look pretty, not least the tough talk attributed to a senior Standard Chartered executive who gave a New York colleague worried about sanctions busting, memorably short shrift: "You fucking Americans.
(16) Wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods, two dozen protesters stood outside the White House on Monday to give short shrift to Barack Obama’s claim that the closure of the prison at Guantánamo Bay is beyond his control.
(17) Journalists who stray where they shouldn't will be given short shrift.
(18) Now the Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman, famous for giving ruthlessly short shrift to politicians, has confirmed that his irascible on-screen attitude towards Westminster is more than skin deep.
(19) And he has short shrift too for those who are quick to judge much-maligned documentaries such as Channel 4's Benefits Street , arguing that much of the criticism is misplaced.
(20) Livingstone said the row had attracted attention for "all the wrong reasons", but received short shrift from Johnson's camp after attempting to call a truce.
(n.) A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
(n.) Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
(n.) Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
(n.) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.
(1) Since when did thrift become so synonymous with the middle classes?
(2) Pledging to replace "Labour's spendaholic government with a new government of thrift", he said: "With a Conservative government, if ministers want to impress the boss, they'll have to make their budgets smaller, not bigger.
(3) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best new artist and received three awards in the rap field before the show began with best rap album for The Heist and best rap performance and best rap song for Thrift Shop.
(4) Bovine viral diarrhea virus was believed to be the cause of ill-thrift since birth, resulting in death of a Holstein calf.
(5) As he reminded us, "Keynes talked about a ' paradox of thrift ': everyone and every country being individually wise but collectively foolish – leading to a downward spiral."
(6) However, studies on the aetiology of ill-thrift in young sheep indicate that arthropod-borne anaemia-producing pathogens are an important contributing factor, which cannot readily be diagnosed and controlled.
(7) Very few would argue with advising consolidation and thrift to an individual trying to bring debt under control.
(8) Festival curator Wayne Hemingway says thrift is not about buying more stuff for less, but about consuming more intelligently, reusing, recycling and thinking creatively about the way we live and consume.
(9) Savings are generally seen as benign and the result of virtue and thrift, but they are dangerous when handed to investment managers under pressure to produce high returns.
(10) Many of the new Thatcher-era first-time buyers gained their ownership through the right to buy scheme, giving council tenants the right, for the first time, to buy their homes at a hefty discount – about which Thatcher had initial reservations, due to her instinctive thrift.
(11) 2) At school the kids wore hippy dresses from thrift stores, and people made their own clothes.
(12) Two Parisian dudes who've just given us a lesson in the art of pool slides and thrift shopping.
(13) As a little girl, she'd visit thrift shops with her mother for outfits and back at home she amassed a suitcase of prom dresses.
(14) I pondered this as I sat in my regrettably pricey train seat on the way to the UK's first Festival of Thrift last weekend, held in Darlington.
(15) The Tory leader hammered away at the need for government to deliver "more for less", for "a government of thrift" and for "big changes for government and the role of the state".
(16) It's between Blurred Lines, Get Lucky, Thrift Shop, Diamonds and Locked Out Of Heaven.
(17) E. ovis, either alone or in combination with one or more of these parasites, caused a severe prolonged anaemia accompanied by the development of ill-thrift.
(18) However, in heavily infected flocks, economically significant disease does occur, mainly apparent as ill-thrift and chronic respiratory disease (maedi) in older ewes and as an indurative mastitis, which can result in delayed weight gain of suckled lambs.
(19) Antibiotic-resistant STIs are a way to remind ourselves of the dignity of the NHS project, its elegant combination of generosity, ambition and meaningful thrift, investing in a population because they’re worth it, whatever they’ve been up to.
(20) They are often reluctant to use taxis when accessible public transport isn't available, ending up home and alone, because of long-learned lessons about thrift.