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Definitions of blush

  1. a rosy color ( especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  2. become rosy or reddish; " her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"
  3. sudden reddening of the face ( as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
  4. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; " The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
  5. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
  6. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
  7. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.
  8. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
  9. To express or make known by blushing.
  10. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
  11. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
  12. To redden or become rosy; to become red in the face; to feel shame.
  13. The red color that rises in the cheeks through shame, modesty, etc.; a red or reddish color.
  14. A red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc.: any reddish color: sudden appearance.
  15. To show shame or confusion by growing red in the face: to grow red.
  16. A rosy color; red glow in the face.
  17. To have a red color; to redden in the face.
  18. To make or become red; flush; redden.
  19. A reddening, as of the face; a red or rosy tint; flush.
  20. A glance; glimpse.
  21. Redness in the cheeks from shame, confusion, & c.; a red or reddish colour; a glance.
  22. To grow red in the face from shame, confusion, & c.; to feel ashamed.
  23. A glow of red on the cheeks or face excited by a sense of modesty, shame, or indignation.
  24. To redden on the cheeks or face; to carry a blooming colour.
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Quotes of blush

  1. A letter does not blush – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  2. My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame. – Henry Constable
  3. Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image. – Charles Dickens
  4. A girl can tell I like her when I blush or start telling bad jokes. – Zac Efron
  5. At first blush it seems that the young people who were shot down in the parking lot at the base of Blanket Hill gave up their lives for a dream that died with them. – William Kunstler
  6. We blush very, very easily, and we get terrified of audiences. – Jacqueline McKenzie
  7. All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter. – Vladimir Nabokov
  8. On first blush Hold 'em seems like a ridiculously simple game. – Richard Roeper
  9. One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush – Marquis de Sade
  10. Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores? – George Sand
  11. The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush it is because she has too much to blush for. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  12. After the first blush of sin comes its indifference. – Henry David Thoreau

Usage examples for blush

  1. And why not, dearest Ethelind; I shall really begin to suspect you like him yourself; oh, that tell tale blush how it becomes you. – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  2. I answered, feeling myself blush – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. And you can put the whole thing plainly without so much as a blush – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  4. Something sent a faint blush to her cheek, and she was glad there was not much light, and she did not wish to speak for a little while. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  5. Indeed, I have been searching and searching for her all the morning, answered the youth with a vivid blush – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  6. " Yes," she said quickly, and with a slight blush – Sanctuary by Edith Wharton
  7. It's horrid to blush – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  8. Only say that I may some day call you mine, and I will win a name that you will not blush to bear." – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  9. And she used to blush and look most romantic. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  10. Flea dropped her head with a blush of shame. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  11. I gave him my hand and a good deal more of a smile and a blush than I intended. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  12. Yes- love her, and never give her cause to blush for her kindness to you, my boy. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. " And may I not be proud that a grandmother, who is a Roman, as my wife is, can find it so easy to blush – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. You make me blush marquis, for not having called on you yet. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Mr. Cashmore could only blush for her. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  16. A startled look came into the girl's eyes, and a deep blush swept over her fair cheeks. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. I know that you do, my boy, for I can feel your blush on my own cheeks. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  18. You were ready to run any risk for a smile and a blush of pleasure, you were willing to sacrifice anything and everything for her praise. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  19. All the spirit of her countenance is returned: she walks in air; her cheeks have the blush of pleasure; I never saw so astonishing a change. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  20. Yet blush not at it! – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas

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