Usage examples for abashes

  1. Nothing surprises or abashes him, he bows profoundly to Sir Harry and Lady Parkes when he encounters them, but is obviously " quite at home" in a Legation, and only allowed one of the orderlies to show him how to put on a Mexican saddle and English bridle out of condescension to my wishes. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  2. Albeit they are Britons, it abashes them. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Except in our work, they have no use for us; if now and then they fancy qualifying their material splendor or their spiritual dulness with some artistic presence, the attempt is always a failure that bruises and abashes. – The Man of Letters as a Man of Business by William Dean Howells
  4. Around them at the different tables there were groups of faces and figures fascinating in their strangeness, with that distinction which abashes our American level in the presence of European inequality. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells