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An example use of shame in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… there this is a shame we've arrived at …”
Shame is a feeling of humiliation and regret caused by the consciousness of having done something wrong or inappropriate.
the word shame occurs in english on average 36.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shame can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;