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Abash meaning

abash - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To destroy the self- possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.
  2. 2. To put to shame; to disconcert; to humiliate.
  3. 3. To make ashamed; confound.

abash - examples of usage

  1. How they abash this poor plain Christ, here; he would like to get behind the pillar; he knows that he could never lend himself to the baroque style. - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  2. Were England sunk Beneath the shifting tides, her heart, her brain, The smile she wears, the faith she holds, her best, Would live full- toned in the grand delivery Of his cathedral speech: an utterance Almost divine, and such as Hellespont, Crashing its breakers under Ida's frown, Inspired: yet worthier he, whose instrument Was by comparison the coarse reed- pipe; Whereof have come the marvellous harmonies, Which, with his lofty theme, of infinite range, Abash, entrance, exalt. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Mrs. Maroney offered some brandy to the Madam, which she politely declined to take, but this did not in the least abash her, for she gulped down enough to stagger an old toper. - "The Expressman and the Detective", Allan Pinkerton.
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