Usage examples for embarrassing

  1. 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
  2. " I think you had better not," he returned; " it might prove embarrassing." – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. 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
  4. The position was embarrassing, to say the least of it. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. It would be so embarrassing to do her explaining before this group of strange girls, particularly before the Evil Genius. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. You know, to the unaccustomed, an elaborate table may prove embarrassing. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  10. McElwin did not permit the silence to become embarrassing. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  11. The horse soon learned what the cheers implied, and directly they began he would break into a gallop, as if to carry his rider as quickly as possible through the embarrassing ordeal. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. I had not realized the embarrassing detail of such a search. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  13. It may be less embarrassing for- them." – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  14. His position in diplomacy is at present insignificant, but he has talents and a chance to rise, unless that chance be utterly frustrated by his embarrassing himself with a family- a condition that would be death to his career. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  15. There's an embarrassing difference between the things. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  16. 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
  17. If without special attractions, a girl's position is still more embarrassing. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  18. She looked away, finding his fascinated gaze a little embarrassing. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. Then, after a rather embarrassing silence, he said: That was a fine horse you rode. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  20. Festing wanted to go, although he saw his task might be embarrassing. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss