compromising


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All I ask of you is to give me your arm; you are less compromising than any one else.
I am onlee afraid they will have sent back all their letters and compromising things from Leh into Russian territoree.
And that they are, well, compromising, because of the mere fact of the fortune.
She felt herself ill-used and unfortunate, as did her father; and they were neither of them able to devise any means of lessening their expenses without compromising their dignity, or relinquishing their comforts in a way not to be borne.
The pretext that wouldn't have been too silly or too compromising, the explanation that would have saved his dignity and kept his name, in such a case, out of the papers, was not definite to him: he was so occupied with the thought of recording his Discretion - as an effect of the vow he had just uttered to his intimate adversary - that the importance of this loomed large and something had overtaken all ironically his sense of proportion.
Your Majesty, as I understand, became entangled with this young person, wrote her some compromising letters, and is now desirous of getting those letters back.
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
It was not the peril but the poverty that her family disliked; but that shade escaped her, and she supposed they considered literature compromising.
If I possessed an expedient for extricating her from a dilemma, without compromising my own neck to the extent of a single running knot, what would you say to it?
He did not want Mary Ann, now a woman hard upon middle age with a sharp tongue, to catch them in a compromising position.
This is an affair in which you ought to act honestly with both sides, and give due warning, to avoid compromising others.