It would have been useless; nothing could alter or abash her inherent unmorality.
“She striveth alway to abash (frighten) and trouble me,” sighed Maude.
It is impossible to outface Milton, or to abash him with praise.
"Nothing in the world can abash me now," I thought as I wandered carelessly about the salon.
The presence of the strangers did not abash her in the least.