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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASHAMED

He was ashamed, and determined to make amends by a frank confession.

No, not ashamed, mother; but I thought it was not business-like, and seemed too much like a schoolboy.

Some of us will have to be ashamed of our outcry after our dead.

But she was sure however credulous she might have been, she had done nothing to be ashamed of.

She was a Christian from childhood, but she said that she was ashamed to claim the name.

It is a painful truth that by daylight he was ashamed of his part of the transaction.

No wonder Lady Macbeth declares she would be ashamed "to wear a heart so white."

"If you do, you ought to be ashamed of it," I retorted hotly.

We have separated them by falsehoods, and I am not only ashamed, but so angry with myself it makes me ill.

"Have Done nothing of which I have been ashamed," returned Randolph.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English asceamed "feeling shame, filled with shame," past participle of ascamian "to feel shame," from a- intensive prefix + scamian "be ashamed, blush; cause shame" (see shame (v.)). The verb is obsolete, but the past participle lives on. Meaning "reluctant through fear of shame" is c.1300.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.