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“shrive” and “short shrift”
inflections: shrived, shriven, shrives, shriving, shrove
of a priest, to hear the confession of, assign penance to, or give absolution to (someone).
1: a brief or perfunctory attention given to a person or topic.
2: a brief time granted a condemned prisoner for confession or absolution before his or her execution.
aI di ə li
1: in conformance with an ideal; perfectly.
They were ideally suited to each other.
2: in ideal but improbable circumstances; in theory.
Ideally, we should get a share of the profits.
sentence adverb: admittedly
əd mI tihd li
by the willing confession, admission, or acknowledgment (of the speaker).
Admittedly, this will not be an easy journey, but we need to make it.
Sentence adverbs: naturally
nae chə rə li
1. in a natural way.
That color occurs naturally in some vegetables.
2. by nature; inherently.
She is a naturally curious child.
3. without a doubt; of course; surely.
Naturally, I will pass the test.
Note: Sense three of “naturally” is used as a sentence adverb and, more specifically, a “disjunct,” an adverb which conveys something about the speaker’s attitude towards the content of (what is stated in) the sentence.
Sentence adverbs: evidently
e vih dent li sense 1[or] e vih dənt li
1.as nearly as can be determined; apparently.
Evidently, the news of the coming hurricane never reached the island, or people would have tried to evacuate sooner.
He evidently misunderstood what she asked him because she was surprised at his response.
2. plainly; visibly.
He was evidently relieved to be released from his duty.