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embarrassment Sentence Examples

  • The morning after came without shame or embarrassment.

  • Her cheeks warmed with more than embarrassment.

  • "Maybe once," she replied flippantly in a wasted attempt to hide embarrassment.

  • He answered matter-of-factly, without any sense of embarrassment.

  • Her anger turned to embarrassment.

  • Sofia glared at him, her embarrassment deepening at the look the men around the fire gave her.

  • "Oh, god," she said in embarrassment.

  • Kiera offered a smile and hurried past them, heart pounding and face red with embarrassment.

  • Just as Cynthia said it, Donald Ryland appeared behind them, still in his bathrobe, much to her gross embarrassment.

  • Goats are a mystery to him - not to mention an embarrassment.

  • "So tell me," she began, trying to hide her embarrassment.

  • Well, at least she was spared the embarrassment of telling him she still hadn't figured out what God was trying to tell her.

  • She followed him and stood several feet away, face flushed with different emotions this time: anger and embarrassment.

  • He still hoped she would awake in the morning thinking she had undressed herself and save them both the embarrassment that would otherwise follow.

  • It had been nearly a month of empty Thursday nights since his no-show session with Ethel Rosewater and the beautiful Betty from Boise was offering an effective way to make sure that embarrassment was a temporary happening.

  • Pulling the shirt open, he surveyed her swimsuit, oblivious to her embarrassment.

  • Josh stared at her swim suit, his expression swinging back and fourth from surprise to embarrassment.

  • Unshed tears of embarrassment were starting to burn her eyes.

  • There was no guilt or embarrassment in the thought.

  • Actually, there was nothing sudden about her embarrassment.

  • Sharing it with anyone else would be a betrayal to Alex, not to mention an embarrassment to herself.

  • Alex had endured a lot of embarrassment because of the relationship between his mother and biological father – and now this.

  • Gerry rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment.

  • But while these events were taking place, a new source of embarrassment had arisen at Calcutta.

  • But the economic and financial situation was one of almost hopeless embarrassment and confusion, and Pellegrini proved himself incapable of grappling with it.

  • As governor, Seward favoured a continuance of works of internal improvement at public expense, although this policy had already plunged the state into financial embarrassment.

  • The fall in prices was aggravated, first by the unpropitious weather and deficient harvest of the years 1816, 1817, and still more by the passing in 181 9 of the bill restoring cash payments, which, coming into operation in 1821, caused serious embarrassment to all persons who had entered into engagements at a depreciated currency, which had now to be met with the lower prices of an enhanced one.

  • These endeavours were continued with scarcely better result by each of the succeeding sultans up to the time of the Crimean War, and during the whole of the period the financial embarrassment of the empire was extreme.

  • " It has hitherto been considered necessary owing to financial embarrassment, to commence financial years with unbalanced budgets.

  • The debts of the former are stated in the preface to the budget to be very large, and as payments are effected fresh creditors present themselves with undeniable vouchers in their hands, causing much embarrassment to the minister of finance: no figures, however, are given.

  • The governors of the more distant provinces enjoyed a considerable amount of independence, which in the case of the Barbary states was more or less complete; these entered into treaties with foreign powers, and by their piratical outrages frequently caused the Porte considerable embarrassment.

  • Marie Antoinette then obtained that ascendancy over her husband which was partly responsible for the extravagance of the ministry of Calonne, and brought on the Revolution by the resulting financial embarrassment.'

  • He was, moreover, assailed with great violence by a powerful section of the English press, while the large number of minute details with which he had to deal in connexion with proposed changes in the French tariff, involved a tax on his patience and industry which would have daunted a less resolute man But there was one source of embarrassment greater than all the rest.

  • When at the last moment war was averted by the surrender of Serbia and Russia, an attempt was made to withdraw the article, but the first copies had already been issued: and Count Aehrenthal now had the double embarrassment of the Zagreb trial, which no longer served any purpose of foreign policy, but suited the aggressive game of Budapest against Zagreb, and of a libel action brought against Friedjung by those leaders of the Serbo-Croat coalition whose honour he had impugned.

  • 12, the very day on which American and British police were to be installed, D'Annunzio and his Arditi occupied the town, with the open connivance of the Italian naval and military authorities though to the embarrassment of the Roman Cabinet.

  • But the nationalization scheme, though apparently the only effective method of linking together and co-ordinating an excessively subdivided system of lines, has proved a source of considerable financial embarrassment.

  • For years Charles lived in pecuniary embarrassment, and during his later years, when he had given up gambling, he was supported by the contributions of wealthy friends, who in 1 793 formed a fund of £70,000 for his benefit.

  • Once again Sparta sent out a fleet, but Timotheus in spite of financial embarrassment held his ground.

  • Financial embarrassment and disgust at the Protestant controversies in which he was forced to participate caused him to seek recall from the imperial court.

  • Great injury was inflicted on English trade by Dutch cruisers, while the wasteful administration of his officers reduced the king's treasury to much embarrassment.

  • When the Tsar Nicholas inaugurated the Peace Conference at the Hague, Count Muraviev extricated his country from a situation of some embarrassment; but when, subsequently, Russian agents in Manchuria and at Peking connived at the agitation which culminated in the Boxer rising of 5900, the relations of the responsible foreign minister with the tsar became strained.

  • was bound to increase the dislike of the Austrian alliance and cause embarrassment to Marie.

  • After a time marked by some pecuniary embarrassment, he was recommended by Madame de Stael to the Director Barras for the post of minister of foreign affairs..

  • The only temporary embarrassment was the queen's continued private correspondence with Lord Melbourne, which led Stockmar to remonstrate with him; but Melbourne used his influence sensibly; moreover, he gradually dropped out of politics, and the queen got used to his not being indispensable.

  • The queen, on the prayer of the attorney-general, ordered that the proceedings of the day should be recorded, an order which caused a momentary embarrassment to the lord chancellor, as the court had no existing registrar, and no existing book in which the record should be made.

  • His embarrassment was relieved however by an offer from Tycho Brahe of the position of assistant in his observatory near Prague, which, after a preliminary visit of four months, he accepted.

  • Above all he had to meet the difficulties caused by the arrival of the warriors of the First Crusade, which had been in a great degree initiated owing to the representations of his own ambassadors, though the help which he wanted from the West was simply mercenary forces and not the immense hosts which arrived to his consternation and embarrassment.

  • From the close of the Thirty Years' War to the outbreak of the French Revolution the papacy suffered abroad waning political prestige; at home, progressive financial embarrassment accompanied by a series of inadequate governmental reforms; and in the world at large, gradual diminution of reverence for spiritual authority.

  • Besides the qualifications required of a presentee by canon law, such as being of the canonical age, and in priest's orders before admission, sufficient learning and proper orthodoxy or morals, the Benefices Act requires that a year shall have elapsed since a transfer of the right of patronage, unless it can be shown that such transfer was not made in view of a probable vacancy; that the presentee has been a deacon for three years; and that he is not unfit for the discharge of his duties by reason of physical or mental infirmity or incapacity, grave pecuniary embarrassment, grave misconduct or neglect of duty in an ecclesiastical office, evil life, or conduct causing grave scandal concerning his moral character since his ordination, or being party to an illegal agreement with regard to the presentation; that notice of the presentation has been given to the parish of the benefice.

  • The annual meetings call for little notice; they have generally been the occasion on which the foreign minister has explained and justified his policy; according to the English custom, red books, sometimes containing important despatches, have been laid before them; but the debates have caused less embarrassment to the government than is generally the case in parliamentary assemblies, and the army budget has generally been passed with few and unimportant alterations.

  • As among the German National party, there were strong nationalist elements in his programme, but they were chiefly directed against Jews and Hungarians; Lueger had already distinguished himself by his violent attacks on Hungary, which had caused some embarrassment to the government at a time when the negotiations for the Ausgleich were in progress.

  • His motion that Baden should be included in the North German Confederation in January 1870 caused much embarrassment to Bismarck, but was not without effect in hastening the crisis of 1870.

  • By this action he caused, however, some embarrassment to his party.

  • In August 1905 disturbances arose owing to an attempt by some merchants to obtain special assistance from the treasury on the pretext of embarrassment caused by Japanese financial reforms; these disturbances spread to some of the provinces, and the Japanese were compelled to make a show of force.

  • Temporary financial embarrassment followed, but when the Federal government had taken upon itself half the burden and established the economic administration of the commissioners, the problem of beautifying the nation's capital was solved.

  • Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

  • Not only were concubinary priests - a term which was now made to include also those who had openly married - forbidden to serve at the altar and threatened with actual deposition in cases of contumacy, but the laity were warned against attending mass said by "any priest certainly known to keep a concubine or subintroducta."' But these heroic measures soon caused serious embarrassment.

  • The concentration was effected without any embarrassment till metallic copper commenced to separate and chill in the bottom tuyeres.

  • Unable to marry Stella without destroying Vanessa, or to openly welcome Vanessa without destroying Stella, he was ' thus involved in the most miserable embarrassment; he continued to temporize.

  • The attempt (by Clemen and Beer) to place the TenWeeks Apocalypse before 167, because it makes no reference to the Maccabees, is not successful; for where the history of mankind from Adam to the final judgment is despatched in sixteen verses, such an omission need cause little embarrassment, and still less if the author is the determined foe of the Maccabees, whom he would probably have stigmatized as apostates, if he had mentioned them at all, just as he similarly brands all the Sadducean priesthood that preceded them to the time of the captivity.

  • Cosimo de' Medici, hearing of his embarrassment, redeemed the MSS.

  • A creditor was not at liberty to seize household goods, farming utensils, or any goods the loss of which would prevent the debtor recovering from embarrassment, so long as there was other property which could be seized.

  • The bill introduced for this purpose placed the Whig ministry in a position of some embarrassment.

  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.

  • A Russian envoy was sent to Kabul, where Shere Ali, who had succeeded his father Ddst Mahommed in 1863, was amir; and the British-government, alarmed at this new embarrassment, decided on sending a mission to the Afghan capital.

  • Through the death of his father in July of that year family cares and responsibilities devolved upon him, and thus his nomination to the chair of mathematics at the university of Padua, secured by the influence of the Marchese Guidubaldo with the Venetian senate, was welcome both as affording a relief from pecuniary embarrassment and as opening a field for scientific distinction.

  • By taking advantage of their embarrassment and his own local knowledge, Pisani carried out a series of movements which entirely turned the tables on the invaders.

  • However extraordinary it may appear, especially to those who bring the living forms only into focus, that opposition should still be made to Huxley's primary division of the vertebrates other than mammals into Sauropsida (birds and reptiles) and Ichthyopsida (batrachians and fishes), it is certain that recent discoveries in palaeontology have reduced the gap between batrachians and reptiles to such a minimum as to cause the greatest embarrassment in the attempt to draw a satisfactory line of separation between the two; on the other hand the hiatus between fishes and batrachians remains as wide as it was at the time Huxley's article Amphibia (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed.) was written.

  • Alex didn't like people making a fuss over him, and two women doing it would be double the embarrassment.

  • The lighthearted approach chased away embarrassment as easily as passion.

  • Whether it was their conversation or the realization of what she was doing, the embarrassment about intimacy vanished.

  • The morning after came without shame or embarrassment.

  • Her cheeks warmed with more than embarrassment.

  • "Maybe once," she replied flippantly in a wasted attempt to hide embarrassment.

  • He answered matter-of-factly, without any sense of embarrassment.

  • Her anger turned to embarrassment.

  • Sofia glared at him, her embarrassment deepening at the look the men around the fire gave her.

  • "Oh, god," she said in embarrassment.

  • Kiera offered a smile and hurried past them, heart pounding and face red with embarrassment.

  • Just as Cynthia said it, Donald Ryland appeared behind them, still in his bathrobe, much to her gross embarrassment.

  • Goats are a mystery to him - not to mention an embarrassment.

  • "So tell me," she began, trying to hide her embarrassment.

  • Well, at least she was spared the embarrassment of telling him she still hadn't figured out what God was trying to tell her.

  • She followed him and stood several feet away, face flushed with different emotions this time: anger and embarrassment.

  • He still hoped she would awake in the morning thinking she had undressed herself and save them both the embarrassment that would otherwise follow.

  • It had been nearly a month of empty Thursday nights since his no-show session with Ethel Rosewater and the beautiful Betty from Boise was offering an effective way to make sure that embarrassment was a temporary happening.

  • Pulling the shirt open, he surveyed her swimsuit, oblivious to her embarrassment.

  • Josh stared at her swim suit, his expression swinging back and fourth from surprise to embarrassment.

  • Unshed tears of embarrassment were starting to burn her eyes.

  • There was no guilt or embarrassment in the thought.

  • It was both a source of embarrassment and delight.

  • Actually, there was nothing sudden about her embarrassment.

  • Sharing it with anyone else would be a betrayal to Alex, not to mention an embarrassment to herself.

  • Alex had endured a lot of embarrassment because of the relationship between his mother and biological father – and now this.

  • Toni's face lit up, and she thrust out her chest in a way that made Jessi want to laugh in embarrassment on the oblivious model's behalf.

  • Gerry rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment.

  • cringe with embarrassment?

  • discreditable information without causing embarrassment or loss of face.

  • Yet halitosis is a common and universal problem that can lead to a significant amount of social disharmony and embarrassment.

  • John Major promised to reform the system to make in more egalitarian in the face of growing political embarrassment.

  • Muhammad simply fabricated this accusation against them to cover up his embarrassment, implying that he was not the only one who went astray.

  • holland Mexico a embarrassment for the.

  • The cd impasse on the fissban is holding up disarmament and bringing embarrassment to multilateral arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

  • Tales of sibling jealousy, dirty family secrets exposed, cringe worthy taboo busting embarrassment.

  • I used to curl up with embarrassment at my slight lisp.

  • proximate mechanisms that results from the (evolutionary) logic of privacy is embarrassment.

  • That government was also the big pusher of league tables, and there lay the embarrassment.

  • Charlie McCreevy's on his way to Brussels because his financial rectitude might prove an electoral embarrassment.

  • Telling him to shut it, she flushes red, tho whether from embarrassment or guilt I can't tell.

  • It will publish a front page retraction apologizing for the " deep distress and acute embarrassment " it had caused her.

  • scurryspan>scurried away to hide behind a rock in what I'm sure could only be embarrassment.

  • sparese are precisely the sort of activities that CIFAS membership can show thus sparing the financial institution embarrassment or worse.

  • sparese are precisely the sort of activities that CIFAS membership can show thus sparing the financial institution embarrassment or worse.

  • squirming with embarrassment.

  • Any such subterfuge would be immediately apparent in a viva voce examination, much to the embarrassment of the student concerned.

  • The result for the group was general embarrassment and acute unease, which interfered with the musical togetherness.

  • More Daily Mirror 12/25/2005 Mariah Carey rejects fur coats from Russian tycoon Lately a Russian tycoon has gone through a bit of embarrassment.

  • uvular fricative, there are many malt whiskies you can order...without suffering embarrassment or misunderstanding.

  • But while these events were taking place, a new source of embarrassment had arisen at Calcutta.

  • But the economic and financial situation was one of almost hopeless embarrassment and confusion, and Pellegrini proved himself incapable of grappling with it.

  • As governor, Seward favoured a continuance of works of internal improvement at public expense, although this policy had already plunged the state into financial embarrassment.

  • As a philosophy, intuitionalism leaves the mind in all the embarrassment of an indefinite number of separate startingpoints.

  • The fall in prices was aggravated, first by the unpropitious weather and deficient harvest of the years 1816, 1817, and still more by the passing in 181 9 of the bill restoring cash payments, which, coming into operation in 1821, caused serious embarrassment to all persons who had entered into engagements at a depreciated currency, which had now to be met with the lower prices of an enhanced one.

  • 50, i), and from his reign financial embarrassment, coupled with extravagant expenditure, was here the usual condition of things.

  • These endeavours were continued with scarcely better result by each of the succeeding sultans up to the time of the Crimean War, and during the whole of the period the financial embarrassment of the empire was extreme.

  • " It has hitherto been considered necessary owing to financial embarrassment, to commence financial years with unbalanced budgets.

  • The debts of the former are stated in the preface to the budget to be very large, and as payments are effected fresh creditors present themselves with undeniable vouchers in their hands, causing much embarrassment to the minister of finance: no figures, however, are given.

  • The governors of the more distant provinces enjoyed a considerable amount of independence, which in the case of the Barbary states was more or less complete; these entered into treaties with foreign powers, and by their piratical outrages frequently caused the Porte considerable embarrassment.

  • Marie Antoinette then obtained that ascendancy over her husband which was partly responsible for the extravagance of the ministry of Calonne, and brought on the Revolution by the resulting financial embarrassment.'

  • Having neglected his private affairs and incurred large expenditures during his missions to Europe, he experienced considerable pecuniary embarrassment in his later years, and was compelled to ask Congress to reimburse him for his expenses in the public service.

  • He was, moreover, assailed with great violence by a powerful section of the English press, while the large number of minute details with which he had to deal in connexion with proposed changes in the French tariff, involved a tax on his patience and industry which would have daunted a less resolute man But there was one source of embarrassment greater than all the rest.

  • When at the last moment war was averted by the surrender of Serbia and Russia, an attempt was made to withdraw the article, but the first copies had already been issued: and Count Aehrenthal now had the double embarrassment of the Zagreb trial, which no longer served any purpose of foreign policy, but suited the aggressive game of Budapest against Zagreb, and of a libel action brought against Friedjung by those leaders of the Serbo-Croat coalition whose honour he had impugned.

  • 12, the very day on which American and British police were to be installed, D'Annunzio and his Arditi occupied the town, with the open connivance of the Italian naval and military authorities though to the embarrassment of the Roman Cabinet.

  • But the nationalization scheme, though apparently the only effective method of linking together and co-ordinating an excessively subdivided system of lines, has proved a source of considerable financial embarrassment.

  • For years Charles lived in pecuniary embarrassment, and during his later years, when he had given up gambling, he was supported by the contributions of wealthy friends, who in 1 793 formed a fund of £70,000 for his benefit.

  • Once again Sparta sent out a fleet, but Timotheus in spite of financial embarrassment held his ground.

  • Financial embarrassment and disgust at the Protestant controversies in which he was forced to participate caused him to seek recall from the imperial court.

  • Great injury was inflicted on English trade by Dutch cruisers, while the wasteful administration of his officers reduced the king's treasury to much embarrassment.

  • When the Tsar Nicholas inaugurated the Peace Conference at the Hague, Count Muraviev extricated his country from a situation of some embarrassment; but when, subsequently, Russian agents in Manchuria and at Peking connived at the agitation which culminated in the Boxer rising of 5900, the relations of the responsible foreign minister with the tsar became strained.

  • was bound to increase the dislike of the Austrian alliance and cause embarrassment to Marie.

  • After a time marked by some pecuniary embarrassment, he was recommended by Madame de Stael to the Director Barras for the post of minister of foreign affairs..

  • The only temporary embarrassment was the queen's continued private correspondence with Lord Melbourne, which led Stockmar to remonstrate with him; but Melbourne used his influence sensibly; moreover, he gradually dropped out of politics, and the queen got used to his not being indispensable.

  • The queen, on the prayer of the attorney-general, ordered that the proceedings of the day should be recorded, an order which caused a momentary embarrassment to the lord chancellor, as the court had no existing registrar, and no existing book in which the record should be made.

  • His embarrassment was relieved however by an offer from Tycho Brahe of the position of assistant in his observatory near Prague, which, after a preliminary visit of four months, he accepted.

  • Above all he had to meet the difficulties caused by the arrival of the warriors of the First Crusade, which had been in a great degree initiated owing to the representations of his own ambassadors, though the help which he wanted from the West was simply mercenary forces and not the immense hosts which arrived to his consternation and embarrassment.

  • From the close of the Thirty Years' War to the outbreak of the French Revolution the papacy suffered abroad waning political prestige; at home, progressive financial embarrassment accompanied by a series of inadequate governmental reforms; and in the world at large, gradual diminution of reverence for spiritual authority.

  • Besides the qualifications required of a presentee by canon law, such as being of the canonical age, and in priest's orders before admission, sufficient learning and proper orthodoxy or morals, the Benefices Act requires that a year shall have elapsed since a transfer of the right of patronage, unless it can be shown that such transfer was not made in view of a probable vacancy; that the presentee has been a deacon for three years; and that he is not unfit for the discharge of his duties by reason of physical or mental infirmity or incapacity, grave pecuniary embarrassment, grave misconduct or neglect of duty in an ecclesiastical office, evil life, or conduct causing grave scandal concerning his moral character since his ordination, or being party to an illegal agreement with regard to the presentation; that notice of the presentation has been given to the parish of the benefice.

  • The annual meetings call for little notice; they have generally been the occasion on which the foreign minister has explained and justified his policy; according to the English custom, red books, sometimes containing important despatches, have been laid before them; but the debates have caused less embarrassment to the government than is generally the case in parliamentary assemblies, and the army budget has generally been passed with few and unimportant alterations.

  • As among the German National party, there were strong nationalist elements in his programme, but they were chiefly directed against Jews and Hungarians; Lueger had already distinguished himself by his violent attacks on Hungary, which had caused some embarrassment to the government at a time when the negotiations for the Ausgleich were in progress.

  • His motion that Baden should be included in the North German Confederation in January 1870 caused much embarrassment to Bismarck, but was not without effect in hastening the crisis of 1870.

  • By this action he caused, however, some embarrassment to his party.

  • In August 1905 disturbances arose owing to an attempt by some merchants to obtain special assistance from the treasury on the pretext of embarrassment caused by Japanese financial reforms; these disturbances spread to some of the provinces, and the Japanese were compelled to make a show of force.

  • Temporary financial embarrassment followed, but when the Federal government had taken upon itself half the burden and established the economic administration of the commissioners, the problem of beautifying the nation's capital was solved.

  • Prerogative, despite Bacon's advice and efforts, clashed more than once with liberty; Salisbury's bold schemes for relieving the embarrassment caused by the reckless extravagance of the king proved abortive, and the House was dissolved in February 1611.

  • Not only were concubinary priests - a term which was now made to include also those who had openly married - forbidden to serve at the altar and threatened with actual deposition in cases of contumacy, but the laity were warned against attending mass said by "any priest certainly known to keep a concubine or subintroducta."' But these heroic measures soon caused serious embarrassment.

  • The concentration was effected without any embarrassment till metallic copper commenced to separate and chill in the bottom tuyeres.

  • Unable to marry Stella without destroying Vanessa, or to openly welcome Vanessa without destroying Stella, he was ' thus involved in the most miserable embarrassment; he continued to temporize.

  • The attempt (by Clemen and Beer) to place the TenWeeks Apocalypse before 167, because it makes no reference to the Maccabees, is not successful; for where the history of mankind from Adam to the final judgment is despatched in sixteen verses, such an omission need cause little embarrassment, and still less if the author is the determined foe of the Maccabees, whom he would probably have stigmatized as apostates, if he had mentioned them at all, just as he similarly brands all the Sadducean priesthood that preceded them to the time of the captivity.

  • Cosimo de' Medici, hearing of his embarrassment, redeemed the MSS.

  • A creditor was not at liberty to seize household goods, farming utensils, or any goods the loss of which would prevent the debtor recovering from embarrassment, so long as there was other property which could be seized.

  • The bill introduced for this purpose placed the Whig ministry in a position of some embarrassment.

  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.

  • A Russian envoy was sent to Kabul, where Shere Ali, who had succeeded his father Ddst Mahommed in 1863, was amir; and the British-government, alarmed at this new embarrassment, decided on sending a mission to the Afghan capital.

  • Through the death of his father in July of that year family cares and responsibilities devolved upon him, and thus his nomination to the chair of mathematics at the university of Padua, secured by the influence of the Marchese Guidubaldo with the Venetian senate, was welcome both as affording a relief from pecuniary embarrassment and as opening a field for scientific distinction.

  • By taking advantage of their embarrassment and his own local knowledge, Pisani carried out a series of movements which entirely turned the tables on the invaders.

  • However extraordinary it may appear, especially to those who bring the living forms only into focus, that opposition should still be made to Huxley's primary division of the vertebrates other than mammals into Sauropsida (birds and reptiles) and Ichthyopsida (batrachians and fishes), it is certain that recent discoveries in palaeontology have reduced the gap between batrachians and reptiles to such a minimum as to cause the greatest embarrassment in the attempt to draw a satisfactory line of separation between the two; on the other hand the hiatus between fishes and batrachians remains as wide as it was at the time Huxley's article Amphibia (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed.) was written.

  • Then the Wizard entered, and his presence relieved the boy's embarrassment.

  • They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

  • She was delighted, and showed her joy, by hugging and kissing him, much to his embarrassment.

  • 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.

  • As soon as he entered he noticed and felt the tension of the amorous air in the house, and also noticed a curious embarrassment among some of those present.

  • They were very long, and Pierre, from joy, agitation, and embarrassment, was not in a state to understand what was being read.

  • Princess Mary's embarrassment on her people's account was quite unnecessary.

  • And with the decision and tenderness that often come at the moment of awakening, she embraced her friend, but noticing Sonya's look of embarrassment, her own face expressed confusion and suspicion.

  • "Ah, he has passed judgment... passed judgement!" said the old man in a low voice and, as it seemed to Prince Andrew, with some embarrassment, but then he suddenly jumped up and cried: "Be off, be off!

  • Sometimes Natasha noticed embarrassment and awkwardness on his part in her presence, especially when he wanted to do something to please her, or feared that something they spoke of would awaken memories distressing to her.

  • What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.

  • On seeing Pierre he grew confused at first, but noticing embarrassment on Pierre's face immediately grew bold and, staggering on his thin legs, advanced into the middle of the room.

  • But when he mentioned the Rostovs, Princess Mary's face expressed still greater embarrassment.

  • That government was also the big pusher of league tables, and there lay the embarrassment.

  • Charlie McCreevy 's on his way to Brussels because his financial rectitude might prove an electoral embarrassment.

  • Telling him to shut it, she flushes red, tho whether from embarrassment or guilt I ca n't tell.

  • It will publish a front page retraction apologizing for the " deep distress and acute embarrassment " it had caused her.

  • He scurried away to hide behind a rock in what I 'm sure could only be embarrassment.

  • These are precisely the sort of activities that CIFAS membership can show thus sparing the financial institution embarrassment or worse.

  • Thinking back on it all, I ca n't help squirming with embarrassment.

  • Once the embarrassment had subsided somewhat, he then added Mind you, I kept on being asked for a purpose-built building.

  • Any such subterfuge would be immediately apparent in a viva voce examination, much to the embarrassment of the student concerned.

  • The result for the group was general embarrassment and acute unease, which interfered with the musical togetherness.

  • More Daily Mirror 12/25/2005 Mariah Carey rejects fur coats from Russian tycoon Lately a Russian tycoon has gone through a bit of embarrassment.

  • If you have a good uvular fricative, there are many malt whiskies you can order...without suffering embarrassment or misunderstanding.

  • The man's diatribe brought shame and embarrassment to his family.

  • Embarrassment: It's a given that a child will have at least one accident while learning to use the toilet.

  • This information is essential to avoid frustration and embarrassment at the time of your dental visit.

  • Knowing just a little about the person you need to buy a last-minute holiday gift for will help you avoid embarrassment when you get that "wow-this-is-great" look.

  • Since it can take a few months to correct your report and score, checking these early in your loan process can save you embarrassment later when a loan officer reviews your credit.

  • You should realize that many consumers wind up in some form of financial trouble at one time or another and you should not allow embarrassment to keep you from being actively involved in your financial recovery.

  • If you plan to make a purchase that is larger than your usual purchases, you can alert Customer Service and avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of a potential decline of your card when you make your out-of-character purchase.

  • Promote Positive Relationships: Most people want their divorce to remain private in order to save themselves and the kids from embarrassment.

  • They can be almost completely concealed with a tablecloth, so a few shortcuts and even flaws in construction don't have to be an embarrassment.

  • Using quality wood that's thick enough to support what it's holding is the best way to ensure that your bookshelf won't become an embarrassment later.

  • Here are a few tips to help you look back on those prom night pictures with pleasure rather than embarrassment.

  • Having eyes prepared for any of life's emotions will save you embarrassment and wasted money on products that just don't work.

  • Though the use of makeup and the following of other beauty procedures was often a source of embarrassment, women continued to spend money on these products and services, even if it meant doing so in secret.

  • Aside from the desire to look 10 pounds thinner, a common concern for teenagers is the embarrassment of a large blemish being perfectly preserved for years to come.

  • No one at any age wants to endure embarrassment or rejection, and during the tender junior high years egos are even more fragile.

  • With proper preparation, however, the speech can be meaningful and memorable without causing embarrassment either to the bride and groom or the best man.

  • These children may experience a number of emotions including anger, self-blame, guilt, sadness and embarrassment about the alcoholic parent's behavior.

  • I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused."

  • Maybe because of a little bit of embarrassment, but not anything more embarrassing than the words that have been coming out of Katherine Heigl's mouth lately.

  • That embarrassment and shame were a couple of the reasons she said she did not speak out sooner.

  • As a matter of fact, the Italian-American organization UNICO called Snooki an "embarrassment to the human race."

  • Now, even if you aren't a fan of the show, Snooki or anyone else, calling them an "embarrassment" to an entire race of people is just downright mean.

  • Those two boxers aren't the only ones to squander away an embarrassment of riches.

  • Getting drunk can lead to other injuries, sexual encounters you do not want, or embarrassment.

  • Knowing the dress code on Royal Caribbean Cruises before you set sail on your dream voyage can help spare you from embarrassment and preserve your vacation budget.

  • One of the main worries women might have about low-rise bikini panties is that they will ride up, thus showing and creating embarrassment.

  • While this may seem a bit uncomfortable at the time, it saves the embarrassment of wearing something you'll regret for that special occasion or event.

  • No one has ever literally died of embarrassment, but people have been killed or injured because they didn't want to appear to be too careful in front of others.

  • If the person who is being abusive is a family member, it would be especially difficult for the older person to report the crime to authorities due to feelings of embarrassment or shame.

  • If you suspect that you may have counterfeit tickets, there are signs you can look for to prevent embarrassment or inquiries for using them inappropriately.

  • Mobilicity is perfect for students and those who don't have outstanding credit and don't want to risk a credit check and the embarrassment of either being turned down for a contract or having to pay a large deposit when they sign up.

  • Self-enhancement: Lying to save face, to avoid embarrassment, disapproval or punishment.

  • Children with Tourette syndrome often have problems socializing because of embarrassment over uncontrollable tics and negative reactions from parents, teachers, and peers who do not understand the disorder.

  • Children and adolescents with hyperhidrosis suffer extreme social embarrassment related to their condition, and hyperhidrosis can result in low self-esteem, difficulties in school, and difficulties in and avoidance of social situations.

  • Hair loss can lead to embarrassment, low self-esteem, and depression.

  • Bed-wetting often leads to behavioral problems because of the embarrassment and guilt the child may feel.

  • Social phobia-An anxiety disorder characterized by a strong and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the individual might feel embarrassment or humiliation.

  • Refusing to speak or speaking in a whisper spares the child from the possible humiliation or embarrassment of saying the "wrong" thing.

  • In spite of their embarrassment, parents should treat a public tantrum in essentially the same way they treat one at home.

  • Impaired concentration, acting out in school, diminished energy, embarrassment, and frustration may all occur in traumatized children and adolescents.

  • The physical symptoms of an asymmetrical face and head seen when a child has craniosynostosis are readily apparent and may cause the child embarrassment.

  • Acne is causing embarrassment or self-consciousness.

  • Usually if a parent or other adult forces the child to apologize to the person from whom they stole, the embarrassment is enough to deter repeated episodes of stealing.

  • When parents treat a bowel problem as a cause for embarrassment or shame, they may unintentionally aggravate or prolong it.

  • There is an immense amount of embarrassment and denial associated with trichotillomania.

  • Registering for an extremely competitive and difficult event, which will only lead to embarrassment and frustration, is not a good experience for any first time competitor.

  • While most dance studios offer hip-hop lessons, a lot of people want to learn dance moves in the privacy of their own home in order to avoid embarrassment.

  • If hair removal has become an issue for you and if it's causing you any kind of stress, discomfort, or embarrassment, then you should seriously consider joining a hair removal site.

  • If you need to trim your pubic hair at home, by all means do this prior to your appointment to save time, perhaps an additional service charge, or even the potential embarrassment of an unruly pubic area.

  • Your midwife may have to fish these items out of the water, leading to embarrassment.

  • If you're in the mood to take in a play or musical at one of the San Francisco theatres, you'll have an embarrassment of riches to choose from.

  • It's basically a wardrobe malfunction of the highest level that could lead to major embarrassment.

  • You might feel some embarrassment, but only if you allow yourself to!

  • Of course this led to Mark and Brian's embarrassment before the scantily clad beauties when their jet ski capsized.

  • That's because there's very little opportunity for it to ride up and create cause for embarrassment.

  • Paying attention to small details like these can save you from unexpected embarrassment later on.

  • Besides the obvious legal complications, you'll also want to avoid embarrassment on all sides.

  • Sometimes, the embarrassment is quickly remedied.

  • Slips are very common causes of embarrassment as well, although at least these are quicker to fix.

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