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  • ’The four elder sisters cast down their eyes as if abashed by the holy man’s reproof, but Alice raised hers, and bent them mildly on the friar.
  • ’It was only my joke,’ said the friend, abashed.
  • ’If I had not had,’ said Ralph, in no way abashed by the reminder, ’do you think I should have helped you?’
  • ’He says,’ replied the woman, abashed by his harshness, ’that he comes on very particular business which admits of no excuse; and I thought perhaps it might be about—’
  • And now, there he sat, with the remains of a beard at least a week old encumbering his chin; a soiled and crumpled shirt-frill crouching, as it were, upon his breast, instead of standing boldly out; a demeanour so abashed and drooping, so despondent, and expressive of such humiliation, grief, and shame; that if the souls of forty unsubstantial housekeepers, all of whom had had their water cut off for non-payment of the rate, could have been concentrated in one body, that one body could…

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  • Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is.’
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