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Shame

shame

1. A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal. HIde, for shame, romans, your grandsires' images, That blush at their degenerate progeny. (Dryden) Have you no modesty, no maiden shame? (Shak)

2. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt. Ye have borne the shame of the heathen. (Ezek. Xxxvi. 6) Honor and shame from no condition rise. (pope) And every woe a tear can claim except an erring sister's shame. (Byron)

3. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace. O Csar, what a wounding shame is this! (Shak) Guides who are the shame of religion. (Shak)

4. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts. For shame! you should be ashamed; shame on you! To put to shame, to cause to feel shame; to humiliate; to disgrace. Let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

Origin: OE. Shame, schame, AS. Scamu, sceamu; akin to OS. & OHG. Scama, G. Scham, Icel. Skomm, shkamm, Sw. & Dan. Skam, D. & G. Schande, Goth. Skanda shame, skaman sik to be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and akin to the root (kam) of G. Hemd shirt, E. Chemise. Cf. Sham.


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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... I had also (on twitter) publicly tried to give my initially overly charitable reading of Jack's post to observers who had held it up to public shame. I've since had to retract that... disappointed.

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by ChrisHoStuart
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:26 am
 
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

Really, it is never OK to call a scientist or other professional a whore. Shame on you.

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by vlodko62
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:48 pm
 
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... days have gone by and you all are still silent on this. Do you really need to confer with your lawyers before you apologize for shameful behavior? Shame on you, you sicken me. What you have at this site can be easily replicated by people that have the leadership skills and social conscience that ...

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by ShameonYou
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:27 am
 
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... The fact the Biology Online took down the victim's response, and has not made a public apology, makes it look like Biology Online supports sexism. Shame on you Olek and Biology Online!

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by TSKER
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:05 pm
 
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... after inquiring what the terms were. She did not initiate the invitation to blog, answered politely and was called a whore? Wrong. Dead wrong. Shame on you biology online. And shame on Scientific American.

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by skissman
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:28 am
 
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