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Shame

 

the feeling experienced by a person when he has committed an immoral act or one demeaning to human dignity. The kinds of action that evoke a feeling of shame are determined by social and historical conditions and by evolving ethical norms. Shame is experienced as painful anxiety, dissatisfaction with one’s self, censure of one’s own behavior, and regret over one’s action. A person may feel ashamed over unworthy behavior on the part of others, especially of persons one is close to. Shame is also experienced when one recalls a humiliating act committed in the past. The feeling of shame may be accompanied by discernible somatic symptoms, such as blushing or a lowering of the eyes.

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Sunshine On Leith is shamelessly sentimental, tugging heartstrings with abandon, but the joyfulness gradually wears us down until we''re powerless to resist.
It's clear Leanne has shamelessly abandoned her commitment to the rest of South Wales Central to focus on her campaign to be elected as Rhondda AM."
In another country, a man remembers her skin, bleeding shamelessly.
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The first movement might have been a little slow off the mark, but Wilson milked the shamelessly sentimental Adagio for all it was worth, leading up to a hugely dramatic climax.
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You said that the UK and the US rule the world shamelessly.
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B.'s thesis is that the great witnesses of the early church embraced shame shamelessly. Contrary to what one might expect in an honor-shame society, they courted roles of humiliation, relying on divine grace rather than on public status.
Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford said yesterday that the adventure series was "shamelessly" made for the audience, as the new film pulls in huge profits worldwide.