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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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.
Fanny protested her ignorance as steadily as her embarrassment allowed.
The breaking out of the war between the United States and Great Britain multiplied the hazards and embarrassments of the enterprise.
Henry Tilney," with the embarrassment of real sensibility began to apologize for his appearance there, acknowledging that after what had passed he had little right to expect a welcome at Fullerton, and stating his impatience to be assured of Miss Morland's having reached her home in safety, as the cause of his intrusion.
I tried to conceal my embarrassment by handing round cups of tea and rather ill-cut bread-and-butter.
Rose looked at him with an embarrassment that made him angry with Philip.
I can't understand why he wants to go to the war," replied Pierre, addressing the princess with none of the embarrassment so commonly shown by young men in their intercourse with young women.
There was no shadow of embarrassment about her manner, notwithstanding the cold stiffness of Wingrave's deportment.
At the same time, her quickness of apprehension warned her not to risk encouraging this persistent lover, by betraying any embarrassment on her side.
FEELING the embarrassment of the moment most painfully on her side, Mrs.
Yet every time he looked at her, and her eyes met his, he felt painful embarrassment, and would have looked away had not her eyes dropped so quickly.
From San Francisco," replied the Woman, with embarrassment, as great beads of perspiration spangled her spiritual brow.
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.
You must kneel down," said Marilla in embarrassment.