shame


shame
01. It's really a [shame] that Ken and Barbie didn't get married; they seemed so well suited to one another.
02. The little boy felt really [ashamed] of himself when his mother caught him stealing change out of her purse.
03. Many people feel that promises to cut taxes are simply a [shameless] attempt to buy votes.
04. Your father and I were embarrassed by your [shameful] behavior.
05. The level of poverty in this country remains [shamefully] high.
06. The businessman killed himself because he didn't want to bring [shame] on his family for his involvement in the scandal.
07. There is a Danish proverb which holds that one who is afraid of asking questions is [ashamed] of learning.
08. Benjamin Franklin once observed that whatever is begun in anger, ends in [shame].
09. Oscar Wilde once said that the books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own [shame].
10. There is an Azerbaijani proverb which states that it's not [shameful] not to know, but it's [shameful] not to ask.
11. There is a Dutch proverb which states that it is better to be poor with honor than rich with [shame].
12. In Vietnamese society, it is important to avoid fighting or any action that might bring [shame] to one's family.
13. In Kuwait, traditionally there was a great social [shame] attached to being divorced, and the woman would usually lose her children as a result.
14. Jane Goodall once stated, "I feel deep [shame] when I look into the eyes of my grandchildren, and think about how much damage has been done to Planet Earth since I was their age."
15. In Sweden, it's illegal for parents to insult or [shame] their children.
16. Acting in culturally disapproved ways may arouse feelings of [shame] and guilt.
17. We must stop the [shameful] statistic of 30,000 child deaths a day due to extreme poverty.

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  • Shame — Shame, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk[ o]mm, shkamm, Sw. & Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and akin to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shame — [shām] n. [ME < OE scamu, akin to Ger scham] 1. a painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of the improper behavior, incompetence, etc. of oneself or of someone that one is close to or associated with 2. a tendency to have… …   English World dictionary

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  • Shame — Shame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaming}.] 1. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame. [1913 Webster] Were there but one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shame — Shame, v. i. [AS. scamian, sceamian. See {Shame}, n.] To be ashamed; to feel shame. [R.] [1913 Webster] I do shame To think of what a noble strain you are. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shame on — (you) you should feel embarrassed by something you have done. Protesters chanted “shame on you” at the university s president. Shame on me for not checking the schedule and getting there half an hour late …   New idioms dictionary

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