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embarrasments, as too too many

 
It commences with an embarrassment of the motions of the tongue       1845   1
an embarrassment of speech       1887   2
 
embarrassment in breathing, and intense mental anxiety       1859   3
embarrassment of the situation       1892
  
embarrassment, just what he thought about the bird       1834   4
embarrassment of action       1853
 
embarrassment before numbers       1833   5
embarrassment of the young calculator       1821
 
embarrassment of those new counsels and connections       1809
in love with clogs, impediments, and embarrasments [sic], as too too many seem to be       1694   6
 
an embarrassment of this description       1861
that these speculations ended in embarrassment and loss       1852
 
embarrassment of having nothing to say       1834   7
embarrassment of declaring which was first in her mind       1907   8
 
the slight embarrassment of the timid stranger       1841   9
embarrassment of his affairs       1891   10
  
There had been a long silence, broken only by those anxious attentions to each other’s personal comfort, with which people endeavour to smooth down the embarrassment of an intercourse apparently confidential, into which some sudden       1869   11
 
his trouble lies in an embarrassment of rich material       1900

 

  1. James Copland. A Dictionary of Practical Medicine (1845), insanity, symptoms (of) : 507
  2. James Ross. On Aphasia, Being a Contribution to the Subject of the Dissolution of Speech from Cerebral Disease (1887) : 57
  3. Samuel David Gross (1805-1884 *). System of Surgery : Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative Vol. 2 (1859; 1872) : 558
  4. Maria Edworth (1768-1849 *), “The Forester” (1833) : 23
  5. ibid. (1833) : 39
  6. Edmund Calamy (1671-1732 *), A Funeral Sermon Preach’d at the Internment of Mr. Samuel Stephens : For Some Time Employ’d in the Work of the Ministry, in this City : who Departed Life the Fifth of January, 1693/4 in the Twenty Eighth Year of His Age (1694), via OED
  7. Maria Edgeworth, preface, “Irish Bulls” (1834) : 95
  8. Henri Van Dyke (1852-1933), Days Off, and other digressions (1907) : 119
  9. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851 *), The pioneers : or The sources of the Susquehanna ; a descriptive tale (1823) : 158
  10. Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891 *) and Annie Besant (1847-1933 *). Fruits of Philosophy : A Treatise on the Population Question (October 1891) : 59
  11. Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant (1828-97). Salem Chapel (1869) : 122

mulling over lines, embarrassed lines
and clearing backlog
 

9 October 2017

tags: birds; embarrassments; lines
Annie Besant; J. F. Cooper; Maria Edgeworth; Mrs. Oliphant>