Definition of abashment:
- "Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.", F. Anstey.
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", Henry Fielding.
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", William Morris.