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sackcloth meaning

Pronunciation:   "sackcloth" in a sentence
  • Noun: sackcloth  'sak`klóth
    1. A garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse 
    2. A coarse cloth resembling sacking

    Derived forms: sackcloths

    Type of: cloth, fabric, garment, material, textile

    Encyclopedia: Sackcloth

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  1. "you're irrepressible," she said, "i expected to find you in sackcloth and ashes, penitent and silent."
  2. he repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes for his misdeeds
  3. then david and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown
  4. i made sackcloth also my garment; and i became a proverb to them
  5. when i made sackcloth my clothing, i became a byword to them

Related Words

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