short shrift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n short shrift a brief and unsympathetic rejection "they made short shrift of my request"
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Idioms

Short shrift - If somebody gives you short shrift, they treat you rudely and brusquely, showing no interest or sympathy.
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Usage

In literature:

A short shrift is all the villain deserves.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
I at least would have had a short shrift.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Then there's a short trial, a short shrift, and there's one rogue the less in the world.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
To these short shrift was given.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
A short shrift and a bloody end were his.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
If the sheriff or the justice should know that you are in the town short would be your shrift and soon your span of life would end.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
If the Troll Master finds us here when he returns, it will be short shrift for both of us.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
It may be two hours before it is repaired, and you must not be surprised if we make short shrift of you.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
Short stories, short poems, short speeches, short questions, short answers, short pity and short shrift, are the order of the day.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
And then the dead branches and twigs that the trees had been too lazy to shed; short shrift for them on the first spring-cleaning night.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
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In news:

Latin America gets short shrift in US election.
Statistics, a Tool for Life, Is Getting Short Shrift .
Ethics getting short shrift from panel.
Dumbing down gets?short shrift a. Knoxville News Sentinel.
Senior center in El Paso's Lower Valley gets short shrift .
Feeding The World Gets Short Shrift In Climate Change Debate.
High school soccer still gets short shrift .
A pantheon of short shrift , featuring the Eagles.
In the pantheon of short shrift , Eagles fans may have Donovan McNabb, left, but at least.
The South of France gets short shrift in most French restaurants, since the food is almost too.
Unique in a short shrift kind of way for the headliners.
In Turkey, where conservation tends to get short shrift, environmentalists are excited about a plan to create a 58,000-acre wildlife corridor in hopes of bolstering dwindling populations of wolves, bears, and lynxes.
Oscars Give Short Shrift to Foreign, Documentary Categories.
Some subjects are getting short shrift, Utah educator says.
In a recent essay, Anne-Marie Slaughter makes the case that fathers are often given short shrift in the discussion about working mothers having to juggle jobs, home and family.
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In science:

Does this mean that we should give up on the symmetry approach in favour of anarchy? In this review the idea of giving up on the symmetry approach in favour of anarchy is given short shrift for good reason, namely some simple mixing patterns remain a good approximate characterisation of lepton mixing.
Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry
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