Definitions of Abashing

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Usage examples for Abashing

  1. Thereupon the caffe laughed, and laughed with an abashing vehemence that disconcerted the spies. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. This single encounter, hand to hand, was more or less of a novelty to him, but instead of abashing or cowing him, it merely brought to the surface all his coldness of mind, all of his cunning. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  3. The Matron's answer went near to abashing her; for the Matron turned out to be not only a Christian woman, as challenged, but an extremely tender- hearted one. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. Lying there, with her face swollen and stamped with the carpet- nap, squirming in a grief that was actually abashing before it was heartbreaking, Ann 'Lisbeth Connors, whose only epiphany of life was love, and shut out from so much else that helps make life sweet, was now shut out from none of its pain. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  5. They will meet his attack by bringing up their authorities as a way of abashing him- argumentum ad verecundiam, and then cry out that they have won the battle. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  6. And when he went to his straw bed that night, and his black head throbbed with visions and high hopes, these were not entirely of the honor of drinking tea with a pretty young lady, and how one should behave himself in such abashing circumstances. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  7. In the circle we two sat, her hand upon mine, thrilling me comfortably yet abashing me. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  8. Often dawn would come across the plain, shimmering marvellously upon Merimna's spires, abashing all the stars, and find the guard still singing songs of Welleran, and would change the colour of their purple robes and pale the lights they bore. – The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany