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It seems a shame to waste all this food.
It was a shame that you couldn't come with us.
It would have been a crying shame if we had lost the game.
It was a nice idea. Shame about the way it was done.
He speaks about his affair without shame.
The people who let this happen should hang their heads in shame.
They accused her of bringing shame and disgrace on the family.
There is no shame in failing.
To their shame, they were proved wrong.
This is the British English definition of shame. View American English definition of shame.