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stag's shot and lies slumped and abashed on the forest floor.
For the first time in my journalistic career, I feel abashed to paraphrase, but I must.
The Josses Hill fan sits in abashed silence before his friend pats him on the back and explains: "His name's Joss." You've got to have a system.
Years later, the teenage Rizal was similarly abashed when he sang poorly during a harana.
And when my toddler fractured his leg jumping off of a ledge, I was abashed when every healthcare worker, from his pediatrician to the radiologist to the tech who applied the cast, intently quizzed me about how the accident happened.
Somewhat abashed, I must also, however, offer an apology to Professor Garrett Sheldon for confusing him, in the editorial introduction to last summer's issue, with his ancestor Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury during the Restoration.
The little boy looked slightly abashed and then muttered, "Miss, he called me an Rs*h**e".
But the star also mentioned that women who gained pregnancy weight should not be abashed. She stated that gaining weight while pregnant is a hard thing but pregnant women should do whatever they want to do like eating ice cream and pancakes.
Unlike the more abashed m dmi Party -- which has tried to explain how it's own extra- legal policing is justifiable -- Raj T seems to have no qualms explaining exactly what he expects from his cadres.
He said that the televised debates abashed the countries which accused the Islamic Republic of preventing the freedom of speech.
When by chance Melkior observes an old teacher, Dom Kuzma, wasted by disease, fretting over the same streetcorner scale Melkior frequents, he is abashed. Yet how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem his amusements, whether bingeing nightly or detachedly observing the usual drunken throng, bedding his eager mistress, matching wits with his mysterious downstairs neighbor Adam the astrologer, or pining after the lovely but elusive Viviana.
The letter also voiced concern that, "after a short period of abashed docility --and successful requests for a government bailout exceeding many hundreds of billions of dollars--the financial services industry has returned to its mantra that the best regulation is usually the least regulation."