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Ashamed. To be a. == 1) to be abashed, to be put to the blush; absolutely: “are you not a.?” Wiv. III, 3, 230. IV, 2, 144. IV, 2, 144 Meas. V, 278. Ado III, 4, 28. LLL IV, 3, 159. Wint. V, 3, 37. H4A I, 3, 118. III, 3, 184. Troil. III, 2, 146. Followed by of: “like stars a. of day,” Ven. 1032. “I am much a. of my exchange,” Merch. II, 6, 35. Ado III, 4, 29. Shr. V, 1, 150. H4A IV, 2, 12. H5 IV, 7, 118. “I am a. on't,” Tim. III, 2, 19. Followed by an infinitive: “art thou a. to kiss?” Ven. 121. Gentl. IV, 2, 111. Merch. II, 3, 17. All's I, 3, 179. John III, 3, 27. H4B II, 1, 88. II, 4, 152. H6A IV, 1, 125. Rom. III, 2, 92. Hml. III, 2, 155. Lr. I, 1, 215. II, 4, 196. Ant. III, 11, 2. Cymb. IV, 4, 40. Followed by a clause: “be thou a. that I have took upon me such an immodest raiment,” Gentl. V, 4, 105. Shr. V, 2, 161. Lr. I, 4, 318. “I am a. I did yield to them,” Caes. II, 2, 106.
2) == disgraced: “you will be a. for ever,” Oth. II, 3, 162 (Qq and most M. Edd. shamed).
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