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She was a little abashed, a little nervous: Maybe I’m being silly, but .
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  to be embarrassed or self-conscious
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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
  • Razor trails off, gives the camera an abashed look.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I lowered my eyes, abashed, and reached for the honey to cover my embarrassment.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Cindy scrunched her face, abashed, but Claire cackled with approval.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "Ha!" said Harry under his breath, pleased to see Draco looking both abashed and angry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • She never was abashed and is not abashed now, so she cannot be a bad woman!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Jace looked faintly abashed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Mr. Fogg said nothing; while Passepartout, abashed, kept repeating that "it wasn’t worth telling."
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I mumbled some abashed answer, but it was Phineas who made the clear response.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace

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  • Eragon dropped his eyes, abashed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Rita Skeeter didn’t look remotely abashed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • At last he stood up, waddled clumsily across the cell, dug down into the pocket of his overalls, and, with an abashed air, held out a grimy piece of bread to the skull— faced man.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The stare seemed to abash Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Mrs. Pocket’s dignity was so crushing, that I felt quite abashed, as if I myself had done something to rouse it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It would abash the most cynical, it would terrify the most selfish; and the voice of mockery would be silenced, and fraud and falsehood would slink back into their dens, and the truth would stand forth alone!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The tattered man shrank back abashed.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Marius went off quite abashed, but delighted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I felt abashed, and feared the sight would somehow ruffle or offend you.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "Hello, Charlie," he said, looking appropriately abashed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Percy looked slightly abashed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Then I saw the foolish, abashed expression on Wrestrum’s face and relaxed.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Such loveliness in living thing Frodo had never seen before nor imagined in his mind; and he was both surprised and abashed to find that he had a seat at Elrond’s table among all these folk so high and fair.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Amy came in hastily, and looked rather abashed when she saw her sisters all waiting for her.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • All looked abashed at this elegant speech, delivered with quite an air, and stood huddled together at a respectful distance, except two stout porters, who came up and began conveying away the baggage.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He merely sprang to the side and ran stiffly ahead for several awkward leaps, in carriage and conduct resembling an abashed country swain.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Startled, at first abashed, Charles blushed at the rebuff and then, seeing how her eyes were fastened on his sister, he smiled.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbours.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The titter that rippled around the room appeared to abash the boy, but in reality that result was caused rather more by his worshipful awe of his unknown idol and the dread pleasure that lay in his high good fortune.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • "Monsieur!" protested the Vicomte, somewhat abashed at the way his warlike attitude had been taken by the ponderous-looking Englishman.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • She pretended to be groggy with wonderment but he was not abashed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Anne came running in presently, her face sparkling with the delight of her orchard rovings; but, abashed at finding the delight herself in the unexpected presence of a stranger, she halted confusedly inside the door.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Abruptly, she was abashed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • "Nawsuh," he said, simulating abashment.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • The man sank back, abashed.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Gazzy gave me his sweet, abashed smile.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • I lowered my eyes, abashed.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • At any rate this speech abashed and terrified him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • When he met Bors in this magic boat of theirs, he was abashed of him, it says in the letter.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Harry had thought the breakout from Azkaban might have humbled Umbridge a little, that she might have been abashed at the catastrophe that had occurred right under the nose of her beloved Fudge.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He said it defiantly, then was silent, abashed and somehow sorry he had said it.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Finally, the deputies returned abashed to their constituents, pronouncing the matter too weighty to be handled, except by a council of the churches, if, indeed, it might not require a general synod.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Riddle did not look remotely abashed; he was still staring coldly and appraisingly at Dumbledore.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • ’My dear Jane,’ faltered my mother, a little abashed by the harsh tone of this inquiry, ’I find that the baby’s eyes and Davy’s are exactly alike.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He looked mildly abashed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Franklin Clarke looked a little abashed.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • They heard, and were abashed, and up they sprung Upon the wing, as when men wont to watch On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread, Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • ’Perhaps not,’ said Sam abashed.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Where’er ye go to feast or festival, No merrymaking will it prove for you, But oft abashed in tears ye will return.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
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