sackcloth

IPA: sˈækkɫɔθ

noun

  • A coarse hessian style of cloth used to make sacks.
  • (usually with “and ashes”, also figurative) Garments worn as an act of penance.

adjective

  • Made of sackcloth.

Examples of "sackcloth" in Sentences

  • He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly.
  • Anat too wears sackcloth when she finds the fake dead body.
  • I don't want an apology, I don't want sackcloth and ashes...
  • The harrow caught up what seemed to be some kind of sackcloth.
  • Grandpa: We were so poor then, we lived in sackcloth and ashes.
  • What would be the point of covering myself in sackcloth and ashes?
  • He attended Canterbury in sackcloth and ashes as a sign of penance.
  • Sackcloth bags are not completely necessary but generally preferred.
  • ` Nor will you be able to take pleasure in sackcloth, 'he said gravely.
  • One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sackcloth and ashes.
  • They will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
  • Sackcloth is the material to make sackings or the cloth derived from sacks.
  • Clothed in sackcloth and ashes, they are continuing their work of expiation.
  • On two occasions he went out in public wearing sackcloth as a sign of protest.
  • But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.
  • In those days, people walked around in sackcloth and ashes, when they were in mourning, fasting, or in a state of repentance.
  • 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.

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