One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a manner worthy of or causing shame or disgrace.‘the government has acted shamefully’‘the gardens were shamefully neglected’
- ‘She looked down and back up at him, blushing shamefully.’
- ‘Sighing shamefully, the warrior knew he had mistreated his poor friend.’
- ‘There are builders who sugar-coat their proposals with big-name architects, irresistible bait in a city that shamefully settles for the ordinary.’
- ‘A definitive study of Bartóks contribution to piano literature has been needed for a shamefully long time.’
- ‘I went onstage filled with dread at the thought that I might teeter shamefully in my balances or fall out of my turns.’
- ‘That's what the pharmaceutical company would have you believe in its shamefully manipulative TV commercial.’
- ‘Their struggle for independence is shamefully under-discussed.’
- ‘For a political thriller, it is shamefully lazy about its politics.’
- ‘These elected officials shamefully receive money from corporations and advice from their lobbyists.’
- ‘The result is a guilty pleasure that provides a shamefully enjoyable piece of brain-dead fun.’
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