His passion of yearning after God rebukes and shames our faint desires.
Here is sanctity which shames our religions, and reality which discredits our heroes.
For my own part, I know not well where I did sleep, or how I won to what bed, which shames me some deal after all these years.
No shames; as you pegins this little job, it is besh you finish it yourself.
Not because its introduction suggests something higher and shames or discountenances the observances of life.
“What you remark is true likewise, shames,” said the skipper.
The betrayal of the mother's trust is the "unexampled 180 sin," which scares the world and shames God.
But who can chronicle the glories of the Gihon Hunt—or their shames?
Will not these miscreant agents delight to crush a frame to ruin, which shames, and shows their own too mean and insignificant?
There is a shaft of moonlight on the wall, a "purest ray serene," that shames it.
Old English scamu, sceomu "feeling of guilt or disgrace; confusion caused by shame; disgrace, dishonor, insult, loss of esteem or reputation; shameful circumstance, what brings disgrace; modesty; private parts," from Proto-Germanic *skamo (cf. Old Saxon skama, Old Norse skömm, Swedish skam, Old Frisian scome, Dutch schaamte, Old High German scama, German Scham). The best guess is that this is from PIE *skem-, from *kem- "to cover" (covering oneself being a common expression of shame).
Until modern times English had a productive duplicate form in shand. An Old Norse word for it was kinnroði, literally "cheek-redness," hence, "blush of shame." Greek distinguished shame in the bad sense of "disgrace, dishonor" (aiskhyne) from shame in the good sense of "modesty, bashfulness" (aidos). To put (someone or something) to shame is mid-13c. Shame culture attested by 1947.
Old English scamian "be ashamed, blush, feel shame; cause shame," from the root of shame (n.). Cf. Old Saxon scamian, Dutch schamen, Old High German scamen, Danish skamme, Gothic skaman, German schämen sich. Related: Shamed; shaming.