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The House of Mirth
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  • Gerty broke off, abashed at the sound of her own eloquence, and impeded by the difficulty of giving precise expression to her vague yearning for her friend’s retrieval.
  • But if he recognized her meaning it failed to abash him, and he went on in the same tone: "I didn’t mean to give offence; excuse me if I’ve spoken too plainly.

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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.’
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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