from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being ashamed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being ashamed.


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  • The woman fidgeted on her seat, toyed with the amber beads on her neck, but she would not meet the pure gaze fixed upon her; for there was a tremulousness about her lips, a moisture in her eyes, a sense of ashamedness all over her which she did not wish the child to see.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • “In the meanwhile Parsket and Captain Hisgins carried the girl to her mother and left her there, in a half fainting condition whilst I stayed on guard outside of the cellar door, feeling pretty horrible for I knew that there was some disgusting thing inside, and along with this feeling there was a sense of half ashamedness, rather miserable, you know, because I had exposed Miss Hisgins to the danger.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder


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