While his scandal did embarrass his party, Vitter was able to ride it out.
Silkwood was tarred as a discontented employee who contaminated herself to embarrass the company she worked for.
“Women are usually a lot more willing to embarrass themselves,” Hermann said.
Nothing to see, just Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and perhaps land blows against Hillary Clinton.
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But no, Otoyo thought so many young ladees at once might embarrass her honorable parent.
Still he continued to do everything in his power to embarrass the operations of La Salle.
But the oldest son-in-law, who knew that the third one had not attended school, wanted to embarrass him.
What happens now will not embarrass you so far as he's concerned.
It was hard to embarrass Jimmy Grayson, but he was embarrassed now.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.