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embarrass

 [em-bar´as]
to impede the function of; to obstruct.
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embarrass

(ĕm-băr′ăs)
To interfere with or compromise function.
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The camels also exhibit affection for Davidson despite an equally conflicting desire to be free of Davidson's company and her ropes, tackles, saddles, and bags: "They hung around me like flies, shuffling their feet, looking embarrassedly at the ground, or coyly through their ...
Even that most bellicose of British imperialist writers, military romanticist Rudyard Kipling who had lost a son, had thought again: "If any question why we died,/ Tell them, because our fathers lied." (46) By January 1917 Conrad was aware that his own son had been damaged--gassed, concussed, and nearly blinded; and later he would say so in letters to friends; (47) yet, that same month he recounted Borys's adventures and injuries exuberantly to John Quinn at length, concluding embarrassedly: "What a war letter I have written!" (CL 6: 19-11).
Keats rarely proceeds with such systematic rigor and is embarrassedly (or maybe just amusedly) conscious of his "clerk-like manner" here.
The existence of those shadowy figures that we all embarrassedly avoid is portrayed with startling reality in a play so well written that one wonders if, like George Orwell, Tim Price might have taken to the streets himself for research purposes.
So what is a city park--an archetype to which embarrassedly leads the revitalization steps described above?
She held my hand as I moved about embarrassedly, with kerosene in my eyes and on my skin.
All he wanted was children, he did not care for me," she says embarrassedly.