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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To be ashamed; be greatly ashamed.
  • v. To shame; bring reproach on.
  • v. To dare; presume; have the face to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To be shamed.
  • To shame; bring reproach on.


From Middle English forshamen, from Old English forscamian ("to make ashamed, be ashamed, be modest"), equivalent to for- +‎ shame. (Wiktionary)



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