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blush·ing

ereuthophobia.

blushing

A transient reddening of the face, ears and neck, often spreading to the upper part of the chest, caused by a widening (dilatation) of small blood vessels in the skin so that more blood flows.
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One critical assumption in the model is that a heightened state of SFA plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of the fear of blushing.
The causes or triggers of blushing are varied and differ from person to person - they can be both physical and emotional.
The daughter of Blushing Groom's catalogue page informed prospective purchasers that, although she had failed to win, her dam had won the Galtres Stakes and her half-brother had scored in the Irish St Leger; that one of her earlier progeny, Blythe Knight, had landed the Lincoln that season; and that she was in foal to Alhaarth, whose best offspring, the 2,000 Guineas winner Haafhd, was out of a Blushing Groom mare.
Blushing is caused by the widening of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.
She moves freely from Rosa Dartle in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield to Sufiya Zinobia Hyder in Salman Rushdie's Shame to a 1995 United Airlines ad, featuring the nose and blushing "cheeks" of an airplane, to her childhood coloring book, Cherry Ames, Student Nurse, in which she reddened Cherry's complexion.
Darwin, on the other hand, concluded that blushing occurs because the attention of others is focused on part of one's own body.
The disease and mildew-resistant foliage is an attractive dark green, providing a striking background for Blushing Bride's mophead blooms.
A leading scientist admitted that lack of underA[degrees]standing surrounding the reasons for blushing was the biggest gap in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, reports the Daily Express.
A BLUSHING is one of those things which, although it may appear fairly trivial to others, is rotten for those who suffer from it.
Symptoms can include extreme blushing, chronic chuckling, terminal trembling, uncontrollable crying or spontaneous spewing of stupid statements.
Today, when blushing might seem, well, downright Victorian, Vandekybus managed to turn the act--or some of it--into a thrill ride.
QI'VE always been prone to blushing, but just recently I've found it getting worse.