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abashmentPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abashment":
- On glancing at her countenance, his momentary abashment became suddenly changed to a feeling of triumph. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
- At these times without exception, he thought how, early in the morning, he would climb the hill to the white house, blandly proffering letters to show that he was no cad, no cur, but Laurence Varney, whom ladies need not flee from as from the plague; suavely putting Uncle Elbert's daughter so utterly in the wrong that he himself would grow merciful towards her abashment, and sorry. - "Captivating Mary Carstairs", Henry Sydnor Harrison.
- So they lighted down at the mote- house and were brought to the mayor, and when he had spoken them but a little, and had come to himself again from the fear and abashment that he had of them, he showed himself full fain of their coming, and bade them welcome to the good town, and took them into his own house to guesting, until folk might dight a very goodly house which the porte did give unto them. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.