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    Word "abashed"

    I am wondering what kind of preposition one should use in the combination with the word abashed. For example:

    1. I was abashed with my own behaviour, which was completely unacceptable. ( Or should one use "at" or "by" instead?)
    2. The man was abashed at his children who had broken the neighbour's window ( Or should one write "by" or "with" instead?)
    3. When Peter entered the room, he was abashed at the scene in front of him. (Or should it be "by the scene?)
    4. He was abashed at his own ignorance. ( Or should one write "by his own ignorance?)

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    Re: Word "abashed"

    COCA gives:

    There is only one citation for 'abashed with'

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