A Dictionary of the English Language/abash
To Aba′sh. v. a. [See Bashful. Perhaps from abaisser, French.]
I said unto her, From whence is this kid? Is it not stolen? But she replied upon me, it was given for a gift, more than the wages: however, I did not believe her, and I was abashed at her.[[Author:|Tob. ii. 13, 14]].
In the admiration only of weak minds
Led captive: ceaae t' admire, and all her plumes
Fall flat, and sink into a trivial toy,
At every sudden slighting quite abasht.Milton's Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 213.