[ noun ] a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
Used in print(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
I know that I myself felt that it was a mortal shame for a man to be torn open by a British musket_ball , as Isaac had been , yet I also felt relieved and lucky that it had been him and not myself .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
For many nights afterward , the idea of her having been so close to me in_that imagined bed would return and fill me with obscure and painful desires , would cause me to lie_awake in shame , tossing with irresolution , longing to fall into a deep sleep .
[ noun ] a state of dishonor
"one mistake brought shame to all his family" "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
Used in print(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
In defiance , a chinless reprobate , Jake_Camaret , marched down the aisle in St._Peter 's one Sunday morning , followed by one of the women from the Bordel , whose dress and walk plainly showed the lack of any shame .
[ noun ] an unfortunate development
"it's a pity he couldn't do it"
Used in print(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Once_in_a_while they said what a shame it was , with Granny dying , but they all agreed she would n't have wanted it any other way .
[ verb ] bring shame or dishonor upon
"he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Above_all , disabuse yourselves of any thought that I propose to vent moral indignation at your rifling my residence , to whimper over the loss of a_few objets_d'art , or to shame you into rectitude .
[ interjection ] interjection, to express disapproval
[ verb ] compel through a sense of shame
"She shamed him into making amends"
[ verb ] surpass or beat by a wide margin