’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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Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
’Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is.’