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shame

(shām)
n.
a. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish: felt shame for cheating on the exam.
b. Respect for propriety or morality: Have you no shame?
c. Psychiatry A pervasive, negative emotional state, usually originating in childhood, marked by chronic self-reproach and a sense of personal failure.

shame

A distressing emotion involving a strong sense of having transgressed against a social or moral code. Shame is always relative to current mores or to the upbringing of the person concerned.
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They've been put to shame by small suppliers who have offered the cheapest rates for the past six months, says price comparison website Moneysupermarket.
Of course I was put to shame by awards host Elin Fflur, who introduced the awards and kept the audience engaged while flitting effortlessly between Welsh and English.
Canlubang -- Princess Superal put to shame the revered Frankie MiAaAaAeA~o and Angelo Que in one of the featured flights as she fired a bogey-free three-under 67 in windy condition, wresting a one-stroke lead over the big-hitting pair of Rey Pagunsan and Orlan Sumcad at the start of the P5 million The Country Club Invitational at the TCC layout here yesterday.
He's an American kid and we came from the streets," said Singh with a flashiness that put to shame the gigantic chandeliers hanging at our meeting point, Dubai's Cavalli Club.
It (the leak) has violated all parliamentary norms of a JPC and Parliament has been put to shame.
Perhaps she's worried about being put to shame by the seals.
have been put to shame by their lack of application and ability while facing England spinners Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann.
They should be put to shame by her stand but no doubt won't be.
2 IT'S not Maria Balotelli [sic] who is to put to shame by his alleged stamp on Scott Parker, but the FA's treatment of World Cup Referee Howard Webb.
His performance against England was outstanding and put to shame a few of those wearing white.
The conspiracy theorists are put to shame, when actually they were right the whole time.