in sackcloth and ashes meaning

  "in sackcloth and ashes" in a sentence
  • 1. Showing extreme regret, penitence, etc (often facetious)
    2. In deep mourning


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  1. And each time it did, the airlines wound up in sackcloth and ashes, and repenting of their financial sins.
  2. Tertullian ( c . 160  c . 225 ) said that confession of sin should be accompanied by lying in sackcloth and ashes.
  3. Uelmen said he came to court " in sackcloth and ashes, " a remark that failed to impress Marcia Clark, the chief prosecutor.
  4. His " Tikkun Chatzos " ( midnight prayer service ) in sackcloth and ashes regularly lasted 6 7 hours, sometimes stretching as long as 12.
  5. Rather than dressing her in sackcloth and ashes, she " may meet us friendly and smiling, as long as the smile is chaste and the dress is white ".

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