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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. he repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes for his misdeeds
  2. jacob will have to go to his wife in sackcloth and ashes and apologize for his behaviour the other day
  3. "you're irrepressible, " she said, " i expected to find you in sackcloth and ashes, penitent and silent.
  4. Would he appear at court in sackcloth and ashes and full of confessions of self-loathing?
  5. The Associated Press wrote : " The City of Galveston is wrapped in sackcloth and ashes.

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