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The ashes also represent penance — sackcloth and ashes.
And there will still be someone who feels a need to leave a comment saying that the sackcloth is decadent.
These comments show people will not be happy until women are wearing sackcloth and refusing any sustenance but the raindrops that fall into their open mouths.
Theron dresses up as an MI6 killer-chick in Atomic Blonde, and Cotillard wears sackcloth couture portraying another hard-luck dame under the thumb of the patriarchy, in From the Land of the Moon.
Go sit in sackcloth and ashes or whatever and look within.
The donning of sackcloth and ashes for this once-mighty art form is an annual ritual.
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SACKCLOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sackcloth for English Language Learners
: rough cloth that is used for making sacks
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