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We have gone, under Labour, from having the best private pension schemes in Europe to sackcloth and ashes for the ordinary man.
I would hope those bishops would go to Rome wearing sackcloth and ashes.
Why wear sackcloth and ashes, when you can hide behind them?
Of course we expected more from our team andhellip;but that's not cause to throw up our hands, wear a sackcloth and ashes or beat ourselves with chains", Putin said.
We love Elie Saab and Georges Chakra at the classic Oscars, but on ladies pretty enough to look stunning in a sackcloth, it shows a disappointing lack of risk-taking that's another reason why the Grammys' edgy credentials are being eroded.
He smeared entire lamb carcasses in vinegar and spices, wrapped another in a sackcloth and buried it in a pit, and climbed trees to eat the eggs of stinging ants.
Did the sun become black as sackcloth and the moon become as blood and the stars of heaven fall unto the earth?
Not sackcloth and ashes (whatever that means), but maybe short rather than long for formal parties?
I'm not suggesting we go back to sackcloth and ashes or give up the things we love but the years of cheap credit didn't make our lives easier or happier.
Mayor Larry Langford lit on an unusual solution in April: a prayer service featuring sackcloth and ashes.
Mullins trains the horse for the four-member Sackcloth & Ashes Syndicate, who hail from Clane and Naas in County Kildare.
There, on the chance that God might relent from threatened punishment, everyone, from oldest to youngest and from greatest to least--including all the animals--fasts and puts on sackcloth.