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1‘Giles looked shamefaced’
ashamed, abashed, sheepish, guilty, conscience-stricken, guilt-ridden, contrite, sorry, remorseful, repentant, penitent, hangdog, regretful, rueful, apologetic
embarrassed, mortified, red-faced, chagrined, humiliated, uncomfortable, discomfited
in sackcloth and ashes
informal with one's tail between one's legs
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