embarrassment


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the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)

some event that causes someone to be embarrassed

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Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
Van Brandt of his embarrassments is quite so simple as you suppose.
She was much less embarrassed than he, while she betrayed her embarrassment not at all.
He toyed with his spoon, and flushed his embarrassment over his soda, but lingered on; and she spoke softly, dropped her eyes, and wove her witchery about him.
For a long time they were content to walk together in the evenings, or to sit side by side on a bench in the park, neither uttering a word for an hour at a time, merely gazing into each other's eyes, too faintly luminous in the starshine to be a cause for self-consciousness and embarrassment.
Presuming however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond or society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.
Being seated, she proceeded, still with an air of hurry and embarrassment, to open her cabas, to take out her books; and, while I was waiting for her to look up, in order to make out her identity--for, shortsighted as I was, I had not recognized her at her entrance--Mdlle.
Morland's assistance, as well in giving encouragement, as in finding conversation for her guest, whose embarrassment on his father's account she earnestly pitied, Mrs.
There was no shadow of embarrassment about her manner, notwithstanding the cold stiffness of Wingrave's deportment.
I have often wondered at my father's forbearance in not branding us conspicuously upon our unworthy brows, but as we were tolerably good boys and used our power of embarrassment and annoyance with commendable moderation, we escaped the iron.
Rather than impose new embarrassments upon you I would prefer to aid you to regain your freedom.
Indeed, for some unexplained reason, she was bubbling over with congested laughter, the reason for which mere embarrassment set one inquiring.
I tried to conceal my embarrassment by handing round cups of tea and rather ill-cut bread-and-butter.
At the instant when she was just facing the stairs, he raised his eyes, caught sight of her, and into the expression of his face there passed a shade of embarrassment and dismay.
THE Advanced People's Democratic Alliance (APDA), on Sunday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to be diligent and thorough in the process of appointing people to political offices in 2018 to avoid the embarrassment being witnessed by his administration over the appointment of nine dead people into the board of federal parastatals and agencies.