shamefaced


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extremely modest or shy

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showing a sense of shame

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showing a sense of guilt

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Europe, they maintained, has food safety requirements that are unequalled worldwide, and under no circumstance does it need to feel shamefaced when imperfections, mainly minor, arepicked up, they said.
In his defence, a shamefaced Cllr Ahmed said: "I never thought of things like that in the past.
Sperm banks didn't always come complete with "shopping cart" and "checkout" icons, but the formerly shamefaced search for sperm has become a consumer's playground.
'When I found the police officer he was shamefaced.'
I know I'm not one to talk since I must admit shamefaced that I have never been to Penshaw Monument or Herrington Country Park in my life, but surely there are more noteworthy attractions.
Set in a doctor's office, the scene establishes the film's wry comedic tone and its embrace of human fallibility--specifically Harvey's hypochondria and his outbursts of anger, which always get the better of his shamefaced efforts at self-control.
An apology can be brief, such as `I am terribly sorry' or `I am so shamefaced. Please forgive me.'
In more balanced times, the Republican bar might have been shamefaced about this sort of judicial activism.
Each day after the main meal, servants place the lanterns before the door of the selected wife, and while the other wives disappear shamefaced into their doorways, she receives a ritual foot massage to prepare her for her husband's visit that evening.
An investigation followed, and shamefaced state officials were forced to concede that child abuse had indeed taken place --that is, when the terrified kids were rounded up during the sweep itself.
As Stone kept investigating, he walked into a morass of dishonesty, cover-ups, plain lies and - eventually - shamefaced confessions that ,made Charles Vandoren, a Columbia College English professor, a national villain, and ruined many reputations and careers.
McKay, of Priesthill, Glasgow, was shamefaced as he left the dock.
The star's spokeswoman said that Ryan was "shamefaced" about his antics.