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Part of speech: Noun

A painful sensation caused by the consciousness of wrongdoing, immodesty, or dishonor; that which causes a sensation of guilt; reproach; sense of decency.

Part of speech: Verb

To mortify; cover with reproach; to make ( a person) do a thing through the sense of shame or disgrace.

Usage examples "shame":
  • Shame on the word! - "The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)", Charles James Lever.
  • Oh, the shame, the shame of it! - "Bessie Bradford's Prize", Joanna H. Mathews.
  • It was not to be put to shame here, either. - "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.