EMBARRASS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMBARRASS
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embarrass
 v.  cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She'd make him realize that these people had to pay their bills even if they were old friends, even if it did embarrass him to press them for money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  And I know I'm not a gentleman, in view of the fact that pregnant women do not embarrass me as they should.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  No, it doesn't embarrass me at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
4  "He only did that as a dirty trick on us all, Scarlett, to embarrass us in front of the Yankees," Mrs. Merriwether continued.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
5  She had the art of giving self-confidence to the embarrassed, but she was not equally sure of being able to embarrass the self-confident.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  The young girls frolicked beneath the eyes of the nuns; the gaze of impeccability does not embarrass innocence.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—GAYETIES
7  No," said she, "it would embarrass me, I have the two chairs to carry.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
8  Situated as we are with Lady Dalrymple, cousins, we ought to be very careful not to embarrass her with acquaintance she might not approve.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
9  I had got to the point of purposely refraining from beginning in order to embarrass her further; it was awkward for her to begin alone.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
10  Mattie seemed to feel the contagion of his embarrassment, and sat with downcast lids, sipping her tea, while he feigned an insatiable appetite for dough-nuts and sweet pickles.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
11  They clucked to their horses and rode along in silence for a while, a flush of embarrassment on Stuart's brown cheeks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
12  "Hum--hurrump," said Gerald, clearing his throat in embarrassment at being caught openly in an act of kindness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  But on the few occasions when this had happened he could never think of anything to say and he suffered agonies of embarrassment at his dumbness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  She said nothing but looked down into her lap, and Charles was thrown into new states of ecstasy and embarrassment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  She wouldn't have to suffer the embarrassment of seeing him cut openly when she walked down Peachtree Street with him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  This phony report is an embarrassment to all who have honorably served our country.
17  Sherry and I are very different; at times when I would be covered with embarrassment, she seems insensible to shame.
18  My most embarrassing moment was trying to introduce a woman whose name I couldn't remember.
19  The leader's speech aimed to close the embarrassing divide in party ranks.
20  It can be embarrassing for children to tell complete strangers about such incidents.
21  The report is likely to prove highly embarrassing to the government.
22  It was so embarrassing having to sing in public.
23  The recall of the Ambassador was embarrassing for the country.
24  That was an embarrassing situation for me.
25  With consummate skill, she steered the conversation away from any embarrassing subjects.
26  She always dredges up that embarrassing story.
27  The incident, which was in live broadcast on television, is hugely embarrassing for Palace security.
28  This is potentially embarrassing for those involved in the concerts, as the rock stars use charity to disguise self promotion.
29  Gwen's aplomb in handling potentially embarrassing moments was legendary around the office; when one of her clients broke a piece of her best crystal, she coolly picked up her own goblet and hurled it into the fireplace.
30  For the airport, airline and the British government, Tuesday's incident was an embarrassing breach of security days before the start of the Olympics.