Shamefastness
Shamefast Shame"fast, a. [AS. scamf[ae]st.] Modest; shamefaced. -- {Shame"fast*ly}, adv. -- {Shame"fast*ness}, n. [Archaic] See {Shamefaced}. [1913 Webster]

Shamefast she was in maiden shamefastness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

[Conscience] is a blushing shamefast spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Modest apparel with shamefastness. --1 Tim. ii. 9 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster]


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  • Shamefast — Shame fast, a. [AS. scamf[ae]st.] Modest; shamefaced. {Shame fast*ly}, adv. {Shame fast*ness}, n. [Archaic] See {Shamefaced}. [1913 Webster] Shamefast she was in maiden shamefastness. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Conscience] is a blushing shamefast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefastly — Shamefast Shame fast, a. [AS. scamf[ae]st.] Modest; shamefaced. {Shame fast*ly}, adv. {Shame fast*ness}, n. [Archaic] See {Shamefaced}. [1913 Webster] Shamefast she was in maiden shamefastness. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Conscience] is a blushing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefaced — Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefaced — Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefacedness — Shamefaced Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosody — prosodic /preuh sod ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody. 3. Ling. the stress and intonation… …   Universalium

  • shamefast — shamefastly, adv. shamefastness, n. /shaym fast , fahst /, adj. Archaic. shamefaced. [bef. 900; ME schamfast shamefaced, orig., modest, bashful, OE sc(e)amfaest; see SHAME, FAST1] * * * …   Universalium

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