EMBROIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMBROIL
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embroil
 v.  force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
Classic Sentence:
1  At her the goddess flings a snake out of her dusky tresses, and slips it into her bosom to her very inmost heart, that she may embroil all her house under its maddening magic.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
2  It behoved him, therefore, to upset this state of affairs and embroil the powers, so as to make himself securely master of part of their states.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
3  It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
4  de Bassompierre, who was embroiled with the Duc d'Angouleme.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 51 OFFICER
Example Sentence:
1  He became embroiled in the heated discussion when he tried to arbitrate the dispute.
2  Leading universities including Oxford were embroiled in a row over “grade inflation” after figures suggested they awarded more top degrees than expected.