Adopted mother: 'Your parents died. I took you in. If I knew you'd steal from me, I would have left you to the State.'
Mother: 'If only I knew you'd turn out like this, I would have had an abortion.'
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n. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc.
In the example above, however, the mothers are using the verb
v. to cause to feel shame; make ashamed