• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cover-shame Something used to conceal infamy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cover-shame Anything used to conceal shame or infamy, or prevent disgrace.
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In literature:

He dropped his head into his hands, so covering his face in the dark for very shame that he had so outraged his manhood.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
And then followed scenes that covered the poor girl with shame and indignation.
"A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike" by Charles King
Mrs. Holmes was pale with anger, and, under cover of the night, Dick sneaked back to his room, shame-faced, yet happy.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
The Senator was covered with shame and perspiration.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Stealing a good man's name to cover her own shame.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Thy crown, thy jewel, thy good name Is cover'd by the world with shame.
"Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs" by Paul Gerhardt
He said that he had been covered with shame, though how no one could tell.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Symonds said you would cover yourself with shame, and I add, your friends with confusion, if you leave it out.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She extricated herself with spirit and success, covering him with shame.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
He fled as if upon the wings of the wind, covered with shame, and the young advocate hard after him.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann

In poetry:

The only art her guilt to cover,
To hide her shame from every eye,
To give repentance to her lover,
And wring his bosom, is—to die.
"When Lovely Woman Stoops To Folly" by Oliver Goldsmith
"Under green-cover'd bosoms, heaving quick
Beneath quick thoughts; while they grew red with shame,
And gazed down at their feet: while I felt sick,
And almost shriek'd if one should call my name.
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
The Universal Republic, where worth, not birth, is royal;
Where the lowliest born may climb on a self-made ladder to fame;
Where the highest and proudest born, if he be not true and loyal,
Shall find no masking title to cover and gild his shame.
"The Falling Of Thrones" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses his cover story for the October issue of The Atlantic, "The Shame of College Sports," on PBS NewsHour.
Subtract blame, shame and cover ups.
The Secret Shame of the Working Mother Responses to our cover story: 'Why Women Still Can't Have It All'.
"I Drank to Cover the Guilt and Shame".
Isn't it a shame when you have to worry about covering split ends (or trichoptlosis)-the bane of every self- respecting woman's life.
Mike Malone, Deputy Editor Covers the local television beat and blames Oprah for shaming him into the world of Twitter .