- For once Lady Winsleigh's conscience smote her- for once she felt ashamed, and dared not offer consolation to the innocent soul she had so wantonly stricken. - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
- The young man dazed upon her in wonder and shame- wonder at the charm that now appeared in her singularly marked countenance, and shame for the disgraceful and cowardly cruelty with which he had a little while before so wantonly assailed her. - "After a Shadow, and Other Stories", T. S. Arthur.
- I felt unwell, and so swift was the transition from health that I had wantonly thrown out of the window, beyond recall, a burning cigar ere realizing that it was only a little more than half smoked. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.