EMBARRASSMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMBARRASSMENT
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embarrassment
 n.  a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  "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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  The piano was suddenly silent as Scarlett was overtaken with surprise and embarrassment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  Scarlett was furious with embarrassment and indignation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  "Thank God, I'm not that modest," thought Scarlett, feeling rather than seeing Melanie's agony of embarrassment, as she wrapped the ragged cloth about the shattered face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  He saw the flame of indignant pride in them and he dropped his gaze quickly to his plate in embarrassment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  To cover his embarrassment at being caught by Scarlett, he plunged hastily into a recital of news.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  He pulled back the doors and she entered the room, her heart beating rapidly, her face flushing with embarrassment and excitement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  Already Frank and Pitty were begging her not to expose herself--and them--to embarrassment and she had promised them to stop work in June.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
14  Her conduct was a constant embarrassment to him but he reckoned he could endure it for a while longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
15  She looked up into his blank, smooth face and suddenly her irritation fell away, even as her embarrassment had disappeared after the conversation about her pregnancy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  The report is likely to prove highly embarrassing to the government.
17  It was so embarrassing having to sing in public.
18  The recall of the Ambassador was embarrassing for the country.
19  That was an embarrassing situation for me.
20  With consummate skill, she steered the conversation away from any embarrassing subjects.
21  She always dredges up that embarrassing story.
22  The incident, which was in live broadcast on television, is hugely embarrassing for Palace security.
23  This is potentially embarrassing for those involved in the concerts, as the rock stars use charity to disguise self promotion.
24  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.
25  For the airport, airline and the British government, Tuesday's incident was an embarrassing breach of security days before the start of the Olympics.
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.