EMBARRASSING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMBARRASSING
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embarrassing
 a.  makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Yes, but she's mighty liable to talk embarrassing in front of Father and the girls when we get home tonight," said Stuart gloomily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  It was embarrassing to be the only person present who was giving nothing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  All that passion meant to her was servitude to inexplicable male madness, unshared by females, a painful and embarrassing process that led inevitably to the still more painful process of childbirth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  She remembered the embarrassing and disgusting events of her brief honeymoon with Charles, his fumbling hands, his awkwardness, his incomprehensible emotions--and Wade Hampton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  In fact, better, for if you lie to me, I'll be sure to find it out, and think how embarrassing that would be.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  It was an embarrassing situation, having the old desperado sitting in judgment upon her, and it was still more embarrassing to know that her family and friends agreed with the old man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
7  It was that they bitterly resented owing the men's lives to such a man as Rhett and to such an embarrassing trick.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
8  If you do invite them, over my request, you will find yourself in the embarrassing position of having no host in your home.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
9  Mrs. Fisher, moreover, had no embarrassing curiosity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
10  As he spoke, he was checked by an embarrassing sense of the complications to which this might lead.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  The first-cabin passengers, who made up a purse for the woman, took an embarrassing interest in Otto, and often enquired of him about his charge.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IX
12  But near the door there stood a little table, which formed an embarrassing angle with it, and barred the entrance.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
13  He did not even put a question to Javert; he neither sought nor avoided him; he bore that embarrassing and almost oppressive gaze without appearing to notice it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
14  There has come into fashion a strange and easy manner of suppressing the revelations of history, of invalidating the commentaries of philosophy, of eliding all embarrassing facts and all gloomy questions.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
15  He had no reasons for anything but gratitude towards her, he owed her his happiness, and yet, it was embarrassing to him to meet her.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—THE BEGINNING OF SHADOW
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  She groaned at the memory, suffering all over again the excruciating embarrassment of those moments.
17  This episode is bound to be a deep embarrassment for Washington.
18  It is a source of embarrassment to Londoners that the standard of pubs is so low.
19  Mention sex therapy and most people will titter in embarrassment.
20  Anger is often caused by frustration or embarrassment, or a mixture of the two.
21  The report has caused acute embarrassment to the government.
22  Luckily, I was spared the embarrassment of having to sing in front of everyone.
23  When old Falstaff blushed, his face was mottled with embarrassment, all pink and purple and red.
24  This phony report is an embarrassment to all who have honorably served our country.
25  Sherry and I are very different; at times when I would be covered with embarrassment, she seems insensible to shame.
26  She felt embarrassed under his steady gaze.
27  I was angry and embarrassed in equal measure.
28  He embarrassed me with a difficult question.
29  When I began to sing, he laughed and made me embarrassed.
30  Lori gets embarrassed if we ask her to sing.