Usage examples for abashment

  1. So they lighted down at the mote- house and were brought to the mayor, and when he had spoken them but a little, and had come to himself again from the fear and abashment that he had of them, he showed himself full fain of their coming, and bade them welcome to the good town, and took them into his own house to guesting, until folk might dight a very goodly house which the porte did give unto them. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  2. One of those at bay, familiar with this strange abashment, seized the moment, but at his motion the sheriff screamed: " Look out!" – Pardners by Rex Beach
  3. Bennietod, pale and manifestly weak, grinned cheerfully and fumbled in sudden abashment at an amazing checked Ascot which he had derived from unknown sources. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  4. On glancing at her countenance, his momentary abashment became suddenly changed to a feeling of triumph. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  5. The tone was puzzled rather tan harsh, yet Elsie shrank back in sudden abashment. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  6. In our hero there was nothing not truly great: he could, without the least abashment, drink a bottle with the man who knew he had the moment before picked his pocket; and, when he had stripped him of everything he had, never desired to do him any further mischief; for he carried good- nature to that wonderful and uncommon height that he never did a single injury to man or woman by which he himself did not expect to reap some advantage. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  7. Now as the entertainment proceeded, I fell into the dumps with increasing abashment and mortification to see everyone around me, ay, even the women and the tenderest juveniles! – Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. by F. Anstey
  8. A young man with a record clean enough to permit him to look an accusative world in the face without abashment, one would say. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  9. So the young lieutenant, taking no notice whatever of the cessation of the dancing, continued his story, and told several more, which Miss Nan found intensely interesting- so absorbing, indeed, that she met the eyes of her companion without any abashment, and frequently laughed in her low, quiet way. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  10. At once he fixed his gaze on her, and did not remove it until her temples throbbed and she cast down her eyes in helpless abashment. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  11. But me- thinks the answer to that is, that the instruments whereby it may please Heaven to work out its purposes are not of our choosing, but of Heaven's; and those that cavil may recall, to their own abashment, how one that was of the same way of life as our Vittoria was permitted by celestial grace to be a minister unto holiness. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  12. " I don't stick thinking, as you do, Miss," Dolly answered, without abashment, and knowing that the elder hated to be so addressed; " but things come to me by the light of nature, without a twelvemonth of brown- study. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  13. At these times without exception, he thought how, early in the morning, he would climb the hill to the white house, blandly proffering letters to show that he was no cad, no cur, but Laurence Varney, whom ladies need not flee from as from the plague; suavely putting Uncle Elbert's daughter so utterly in the wrong that he himself would grow merciful towards her abashment, and sorry. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison