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    #1

    For shame

    A: Well, I won't answer questions about my sex life. Forget about that.
    B: For shame. I thought you'd be honest about everything...

    Can "For shame" have the meaning of "what a shame" or "it's a regret" here?

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    #2

    Re: For shame

    No, and I don't like its use in the original context.

    'For shame!' means

    You should feel ashamed!:
    What a thing to say to your mother! For shame!
    (Dictionary.com)

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