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  • adv. In a shaming way.


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  • You have roles as a family on holiday, and these – shamingly traditional – were ours.

    Diary of a separation

  • Most powerfully of all, I'm an incorrigible nostalgist on whom the word "vintage" has a shamingly Pavlovian effect.

    Why there's more to cookbooks than recipes

  • Along with a capacity to unleash violence on a global scale, he possessed faults which were only too shamingly ordinary.

    Think Progress » Bush may trim Crawford vacation.

  • At the same time, he was shamingly aware of a fierce, almost primitive joy to know that she had never given herself to Paolo.

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • Captain Antonio Corelli snatched his hand away, watched the beads of blood well out of his finger, and fought against the shamingly childish tears that were rising unbidden to his eyes.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • He had, after all, made it shamingly plain what he thought of her sexual morals.

    The Demetrios Virgin

  • Tears rolled shamingly down her cheeks as she sobbed, waiting hopelessly for the next.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • But, most shamingly of all, Nell knew that if she were to tell Grama the truth, she would not feel in the least mortified but would probably make some mocking quip about Joss being able to afford to pay her ten times as much as he did. which of course was true.

    Lovers Touch

  • Add in some BBC money: their local news is shamingly bad too, partly because the area covered is too wide.

    The Devil's Kitchen

  • Sixty years ago this month, his toecap studs desperately steaming as he dug them into the ice, Flynn almost crawled down in a shamingly scared 180.49 seconds - lying to the finish marshal that he'd stopped for a warming cuddle from a shapely blonde who'd accosted him at Shuttlecock.

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