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Usage examples for embarrassing

  1. You know, to the unaccustomed, an elaborate table may prove embarrassing. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  2. It may be less embarrassing for- them." – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. Besides, I'm on to your trail, young man- tapping the bundle under his arm- your eye happened to catch that superscription; no doubt your father has talked to you; and you came to- a rather embarrassing conclusion. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  4. They did not ask if he had seen her- being too kind, and perhaps afraid that he would say 'Yes, ' which would be embarrassing; or that he would say 'No, ' which would be still more embarrassing when they found that he ought to have said 'Yes. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  5. " I think you had better not," he returned; " it might prove embarrassing." – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. There's an embarrassing difference between the things. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  7. She looked away, finding his fascinated gaze a little embarrassing. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Then, after a rather embarrassing silence, he said: That was a fine horse you rode. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  9. If without special attractions, a girl's position is still more embarrassing. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  10. The position was embarrassing, to say the least of it. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  11. Festing wanted to go, although he saw his task might be embarrassing. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  12. Unfortunately Gibbon was so stout that upon her refusal he found himself in the embarrassing need of calling in a servant to help him to his feet again. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  13. I had not realized the embarrassing detail of such a search. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  14. She had shown a rather embarrassing curiosity, but he though she meant to be his friend. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  15. It was thoughtless of me; I don't mean for your sake, but because your presence may be embarrassing in a small house; for probably the poor woman may prefer seeing me alone." – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  16. The chief pulled out his watch; he had a good excuse for changing an embarrassing subject. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  17. McElwin did not permit the silence to become embarrassing. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
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