shamefast

Related to shamefast: chastity

shamefast

(ˈʃeɪmˌfɑːst)
adj
1. modest, shy, or bashful
2. having, or full of, shame
3. obsolete pertaining to the sexual organs
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References in classic literature ?
He is shamefast and bashful with those who surround him and wishes not to be discovered by them, just as one instinctively avoids all lavish display of comfort or wealth in the presence of a poor friend.
One of them is particularly striking: "Foure sorts of men must not be shamefast: 1.
It has become commonplace in contemporary American culture for the shamefast to attempt to deny access to other, open-minded people the materials that they themselves find frightening; their impact is minimal, having little clout in legitimate academia, where discussion and exploration and exchanges of ideas result from encounters with the unfamiliar.
"In Philadelphia first it came, my heart/Shook, shamefast in glory, and I saw, I saw--/But I'll tell you quietly, in system, what I saw" (New 5).
There is, of course, another side of her influence; in her capacity as the goddess of "hunting and of shamefast chastitee" (2055), she can easily be the image of a sterile "Femenye." Indeed, Emelye, who places herself under Diana's protection, sees herself not as a chaste maid awaiting marriage, but as one who will never and ought never to marry.
The finest of the mechanicals (and fairies) was the outsized Snug (Raymond McAnally), an innocent giant whose meek manner, shamefast gestures, and soft, lisping Tennessee twang made him an endearing joiner and a pussy-cat lion.
"The hand,// To hide me from the blaze of the wide world, drops, Shamefast, down.