Sentence Examples


  • When the attrition is carried further, so that the grain is reduced to small round pellets, it is termed " pearl barley."
  • It shows no trace of grinding lines or attrition, nor yet of the blows of a hammer.
  • Treating this rule as axiomatic the Schoolmen elaborated their analyses of the sacrament of penance, distinguishing form and matter, attrition and contrition, mortal and venial sins.
  • The policy of "attrition" upon which Grant had embarked, and which he was carrying through regardless of his losses, was having its effect.
  • Hence for the indifferent Christian, Attrition, Confession and Indulgence became the three heads in the scheme of the church of the later middle ages for his salvation.