shamelessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shamelessness behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shamelessness The state or character of being shameless; utter want of shame; lack of sensibility to disgrace or dishonor; impudence.
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Quotations

  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.”
  • E. M. Cioran
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    “Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless.”
  • Brigitte Bardot
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    “I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.”

Usage

In literature:

All, save the shameless, are toiling to escape that trial.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
An hour after, by the light of this unlucky little speech, he thought of her as a shameless coquette.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
I could say it in the streets without shame; and you do not imagine me shameless.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
She is the created among women armed with the deadly instinct for the motive force in men, and shameless to attract it.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
The first of a series of letters containing shameless realistic caricatures was handed to him the afternoon following.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
It's a shameless bribe, to secure the company of a charming nephew for a sociable old woman.
"Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
To lie shamelessly in the face of his old fellow-student, who had been so genuinely glad to meet him again!
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
If she could be deceitful, cunning, shameless in holding out to Kells a possible return of his love, she could do anything with him.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
But if he uses the personal pronoun, he is thought to be shameless.
"The Altar Fire" by Arthur Christopher Benson
For she did seek men's love, frankly and shamelessly, only to tire of it.
"Famous Affinities of History V4" by Lyndon Orr
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In poetry:

That to this shrine obscure there be
One witness before all men given,
As naked as the hanging Christ,
As shameless as the sun in heaven.
"'Vulgarised'" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
With shameless, brazen, confidence,
The scriptures wresting to his sense,
That I am his, he boldly saith,
For want of penitence and faith.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
"Two shameless eyes--two false, sweet eyes--
A sinful brow of sinless white,
Shall hurl, thy soul from high clear skies
To ME, and Stygian night.
""In Exchange For His Soul!"" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"In sight of peace—from the Narrow Seas
O'er half the world to run—
With a cheated crew, to league anew
With the Goth and the shameless Hun!"
"The Rowers" by Rudyard Kipling
Before the Fall, when we were beautiful
And shameless, and untouched by memory:
Before we were driven out to the laboring world
Of the money and the garbage and the kids
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
Deathless shall be the death, the name be nameless;
Sterile of stars his twilight time of breath;
With fire of hell shall shame consume him shameless,
And dying, all the night darken his death.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Ben Meyers joins Sidelines with shamelessly self promoting headline.
We have a repeat offender in shameless promoting.
The PC's Dirty Little Secret: It Wastes Power Shamelessly .
Emmy Rossum on 'Shameless' Sex Scenes: 'Okay, Time to Take My Top Off '.
Actress Emmy Rossum's role in the new Showtime series Shameless is literally revealing.
Shameless SEO / Did You Read.
So I went to the Whitecaps game last night at 5th 3rd Ballpark (Shameless plug-The Caps are home all weekend with fun stuff going on each night, including fireworks Saturday…784-4131 or whitecapsbaseball.com for tickets.
Art and shameless commerce don't usually intersect, but they do (sort of) in Kung Fu Panda .
The time of year when the trees go into hibernation and shamelessly shed their leaves for you to spend your time cleaning up.
Shameless Plugging by The Intern.
You said women are creating a shameless society and that they are destroying the family, and they shouldn't be put in powerful businesses.
A collection of news and information related to Shameless (tv program) published by this site and its partners.
' Shameless ' Star Emma Kenney Juggles Acting and Middle School.
Tween Emma Kenney appears on Showtime's " Shameless ," about Chicago's underclass and starring William H Macy, Emmy Rossum, and Justin Chatwin.
There are so many great cable shows TV these days, such as Weeds, Californication, United States Of Tara, Nurse Jackie, Spartacus, Dexter and now, Shameless .
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In science:

Since this is a conference proceedings report, I have shamelessly concentrated on my own work – see the original papers for more comprehensive references. I am also grateful to the members of CITA for their hospitality during the writing of this article.
New physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background
The examples provided here (ringdown tests of the black hole “no-hair” theorem, bosonic superradiant instabilities in rotating black holes and gravitational-wave tests of massive scalar-tensor theories) are shamelessly biased towards recent research by myself and my collaborators.
Astrophysical black holes as natural laboratories for fundamental physics and strong-field gravity
Material has to change radial scale by perhaps nine orders of magnitude and lose something like five orders of magnitude of specific angular momentum. (Phinney 1994 makes this point particularly clearly not only in words but with a wonderful cartoon which I shamelessly stole for my talk at this conference).
The AGN/Normal Galaxy Connection : Summary
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