Give the man credit for coming up with a con that would make Bebe Rebozo blush.
The defendant announced, with a blush, that he had just finished up his first semester of college and was awaiting his grades.
At first blush, it seems like a rare self-abnegating and idealistic move by a corporate giant.
Things may be every bit as rosy as they seemed at first blush after all.
“They actually make me blush,” said Baker Hostetler lawyer Mark A. Cymrot, who is representing Faith Zaman in the proceeding.
At last morning broke, and with the first blush of dawn I got up.
The vivid beauty of her blush startled him, and she drew her hand quickly from his.
The blush deepened to crimson, and she rose with a nervous laugh.
He turned hotly away, and wondered that there was no blush on the face of the woman.
Make him rather pwoper and stiff and shy, and let him blush sometimes.
mid-14c., bluschen, blischen, probably from Old English blyscan "blush, become red, glow" (glossing Latin rutilare), akin to blyse "torch," from Proto-Germanic *blisk- "to shine, burn," which also yielded words in Low German (e.g. Dutch blozen "to blush") and Scandinavian (e.g. Danish blusse "to blaze; to blush"); ultimately from PIE *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
For vowel evolution, see bury. Earliest recorded senses were "to shine brightly; to look, stare." Sense of "turn red in the face" (with shame, modesty, etc.) is from c.1400. Related: Blushed; blushing.
mid-14c., "a look, a glance" (sense preserved in at first blush), also "a gleam, a gleaming" (late 14c.), from blush (v.). As "a reddening of the face" from 1590s. Meaning "a rosy color" is 1590s.
A sudden and brief redness of the face and neck due to emotion; flush.