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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abash.


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  • 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

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan Isabella Lucy 2004

  • It weighs on him, it is a burden, a pressure, it sinks and abashes him.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845 Various

  • Eugene O'Neill of accident which keeps a homesick sailor tied to the sea in "The Long Voyage Home," and the mutual humiliation which abashes both victim and tormentors when, as conclusion to the panicky solemnities of "In the Zone," a parcel of Smitty's is found to be a bunch of old love-letters instead of the suspected bomb.

    The Real Eugene O'Neil 1922

  • Wherefore Paul does both: here he abashes, saying,

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians Editor 1889

  • For as he that only punishes a sin and does nothing to point out its most extreme lawlessness, produces no such great effect by his chastisement: so again, he who only abashes and fails to terrify by his mode of punishing, does not very keenly hit men of hardened minds.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians Editor 1889

  • For having terrified him by what he had said before; first cutting him off and delivering him to Satan, and then reminding him of that day which is coming; he abashes him again by saying, "Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ?" thenceforth speaking as to children of noble birth.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians Editor 1889

  • It is the new element, the higher something which abashes the unabashed, and makes John, who caused Henry's nose to bleed, tremble when little

    The Uncalled A Novel Paul Laurence Dunbar 1889

  • He does not seem aware that the fascinations of woman refine and chasten society; that virtuous attachment has in it an element of respect which abashes and purifies, and which shields the soul

    Has Christianity Benefited Woman? 1885

  • 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 — Complete William Dean Howells 1878

  • He was never of the fine world of literature, the world that sniffs and sneers, and abashes the simpler-hearted reader.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship William Dean Howells 1878


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