1. feeling embarrassed due to modesty
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How To Use abashment In A Sentence

  • He stopped and crossed his eyes, his expression conveying abashment.
  • Carne (who had taken most kindly to the fortune which made him an untrue Englishman) clapped his breast with both hands; not proudly, as a Frenchman does, nor yet with that abashment and contempt of demonstration which make a true Briton very clumsy in such doings; while Daniel Tugwell, being very solid, and by no means “emotional” — as people call it nowadays — was looking at him, to the utmost of his power Springhaven
  • When, in the middle of the the first season, callow account exec Pete Campbell walks past striving-to-be-a-copywriter secretary Peggy Olson's desk without acknowledging her, Peggy's incremental comprehension of her powerlessness with this guy she's had sex with is documented in her face's shift from anticipation to abashment to acceptance. Sheila Weller: Mad Hopes for the Mad Men Women
  • Her cheeks growing red, she looked to Adam, and brushing aside her own abashment, revealed, ‘We've heard all about your recent adventures, and my, my, have you two ever been busy!’
  • Hopefully, the $60 billion war funding bill that the Senate "easily passed" yesterday will serve as some some solace from their unimaginable abashment, and they somehow find the strength to show their face at their Memorial Day picnics. Democrats Simply Cannot Find the Time to Pass Unemployment Benefit Extension, Because, You Know | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central
  • Lorelei looked down onto her hands in abashment.
  • Her mouth foamed with abashment--she spoke, she didn't speak: ecstasies of impossible love. Archive 2005-12-01
  • Said they, By Allah, O our brother, we longed sore for thee and naught withheld us but abashment because of what befell between us and thee; but indeed we have repented much. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • On her countenance there was visible neither abashment nor pride. "Trial of Marie-Antoinette." by Thomas Carlyle
  • He tells that story, without abashment, with pride almost, but then being who he is he can get away with it.
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