She waited for them to look abashed and vacant, so that she might suggest "Androcles."
There was an evening when Carol hoped she was going to make a play; a rehearsal during which Guy stopped looking abashed.
Abashed boys slunk into the rear pews and giggled, while milky little girls, up front with their mothers, self-consciously kept from turning around.
They admired the diamonds and furs and frosty silverware and mahogany chairs and polished morocco sewing-boxes in shop-windows, and were abashed by the throngs in the department-stores, and were bullied by a clerk into buying too many shirts for Kennicott, and gaped at the "clever novelty perfumes—just in from New York."
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She was a little abashed, a little nervous: Maybe I’m being silly, but ….
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
’Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is.’