abashedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abashed +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abashedly (comparative more abashedly, superlative most abashedly)

  1. In an abashed manner. [from early 19th century.][1]
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner[1], page 36:
      George, at length, came forward abashedly toward him, and said, — "I have been greatly to blame, Robert, and am very sorry for what I have done.
    • 1956, Langston Hughes, I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey[2], page 156:
      meanwhile, no cash. Finally, Nichan asked me abashedly if perhaps I would lend him a few hundred rubles.
    • 2018 October 8, “The Banality of the Eichmann Trial”, in Tablet Magazine:
      At the punchline, Moshe snorts in laughter, then abashedly suppresses the smile. Does a self-deprecating sense of humor—a comedic trope owned by the Jews—make the Nazi more human?

References[edit]

  • abashedly at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • abashedly in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2