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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shame  \Shame\,  v.  i.  [AS.  scamian,  sceamian  See  {Shame},  n.] 
  To  be  ashamed;  to  feel  shame.  [R.] 
  I  do  shame  To  think  of  what  a  noble  strain  you  are 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  root  (kam)  of  G.  hemd  shirt,  E.  chemise.  Cf 
  1.  A  painful  sensation  excited  by  a  consciousness  of  guilt  or 
  impropriety,  or  of  having  done  something  which  injures 
  reputation,  or  of  the  exposure  of  that  which  nature  or 
  modesty  prompts  us  to  conceal. 
  HIde,  for  shame,  Romans,  your  grandsires'  images, 
  That  blush  at  their  degenerate  progeny.  --Dryden. 
  Have  you  no  modesty,  no  maiden  shame?  --Shak. 
  2.  Reproach  incurred  or  suffered;  dishonor;  ignominy; 
  derision;  contempt. 
  Ye  have  borne  the  shame  of  the  heathen.  --Ezek. 
  xxxvi  6. 
  Honor  and  shame  from  no  condition  rise.  --Pope. 
  And  every  woe  a  tear  can  claim  Except  an  erring 
  sister's  shame.  --Byron. 
  3.  The  cause  or  reason  of  shame;  that  which  brings  reproach, 
  and  degrades  a  person  in  the  estimation  of  others 
  O  C?sar,  what  a  wounding  shame  is  this!  --Shak. 
  Guides  who  are  the  shame  of  religion.  --Shak. 
  4.  The  parts  which  modesty  requires  to  be  covered;  the 
  private  parts  --Isa.  xlvii.  3. 
  {For  shame!}  you  should  be  ashamed;  shame  on  you! 
  {To  put  to  shame},  to  cause  to  feel  shame;  to  humiliate;  to 
  disgrace.  ``Let  them  be  driven  backward  and  put  to  shame 
  that  wish  me  evil.''  --Ps.  xl  14. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shame  \Shame\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  Were  there  but  one  righteous  in  the  world,  he  would 
  .  .  .  shame  the  world,  and  not  the  world  him 
  2.  To  cover  with  reproach  or  ignominy;  to  dishonor;  to 
  And  with  foul  cowardice  his  carcass  shame. 
  3.  To  mock  at  to  deride.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  Ye  have  shamed  the  counsel  of  the  poor.  --Ps.  xiv. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  painful  emotion  resulting  from  an  awareness  of  inadequacy 
  or  guilt 
  2:  a  state  of  dishonor;  "one  mistake  brought  shame  to  all  his 
  family";  "suffered  the  ignominy  of  being  sent  to  prison" 
  [syn:  {disgrace},  {ignominy}] 
  3:  an  unfortunate  development;  "it's  a  pity  he  couldn't  do  it" 
  [syn:  {pity}] 
  v  1:  bring  dishonor  upon  [syn:  {dishonor},  {disgrace},  {dishonour}, 
  {attaint}]  [ant:  {honor}] 
  2:  compel  through  a  sense  of  shame;  "She  shamed  him  into  making 
  3:  cause  to  be  ashamed 
  4:  surpass  or  beat  by  a  wide  margin 

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