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  • n  a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • n  a state of dishonor
    one mistake brought shame to all his family
  • n  an unfortunate development
  • v  bring shame or dishonor upon
  • v  compel through a sense of shame
    She shamed him into making amends
  • v  cause to be ashamed
  • v  surpass or beat by a wide margin

  • SECRETS: Abuse victims in Israel's ultra-orthodox community often fear speaking up will bring shame on their families.
  • The movie is a cry of national shame; for De Palma, it's a new badge of honor for a wily old vet.
  • Fool me twice, shame on me.
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  • Culinary supporters picket on Strip in effort to shame the Cosmopolitan
    A sea of red-shirted picketers collectively looked up from Las Vegas Boulevard and shook their fingers at the Cosmopolitan. "Shame on you!" they yelled. "Shame on you!"
    June 15, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun
  • Letter: Nelson didn't flip-flop on phone monitoring
    Shame on FLORIDA TODAY for giving Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, a “thumbs down” Wednesday for his statements regarding the NSA leaker. You made it seem as though Sen. Nelson had flip-flopped. The reverse is true. He was for cell-phone monitoring then as now, but with protections.
    June 14, 2013 - The Bay Bulletin
  • CHELMSFORD ON FILM: Middle-aged 'Internship' doesn't work
    t’s truly a sad shame when actors get too old for parts that made them famous. For example, watching Tom Cruise try and still play 30 when he’s 50. How about Sylvester Stallone trying to be an action star like he was in the ‘80s? Yeah, right. I’m not buying it. There are certain actors who can get away with these shenanigans because they tweak it just slightly. Bruce Willis is still making ...
    June 14, 2013 - Chelmsford Independent

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Statesman
    Shame on you, Barack Obama,Clinton said animatedly. "It's time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public. That's what I expect from you."
  • Marion Jones in Reuters
    It is with a great amount of shame that I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust,Jones told reporters outside court, addressing her fans and family.
  • Joachim Loew in The Associated Press
    It's a shame, we're sad, and we're all disappointed,coach Joachim Loew said. "It's not worked out the way we wanted it."

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