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Upon the same principle, it would be much easier for a foreign power with which we were at war to perplex our councils and embarrass our exertions.
There was hardly anything he would not rather have lost than the two-feet ruler which he always carried in his pocket; it was Arthur's present, bought with his pocket-money when he was a fair-haired lad of eleven, and when he had profited so well by Adam's lessons in carpentering and turning as to embarrass every female in the house with gifts of superfluous thread-reels and round boxes.
Reuter's hint about its extreme poverty might be too well-founded, and I feared to embarrass the lace-mender by entering her lodgings unawares
My earnest questions appeared to embarrass the natives greatly.
Every preparation likely to embarrass us, having been made over night, we commenced the inflation this morning at daybreak ; but owing to a thick fog, which encumbered the folds of the silk and rendered it unmanageable, we did not get through before nearly eleven o'clock.
Situated as we are with Lady Dalrymple, cousins, we ought to be very careful not to embarrass her with acquaintance she might not approve.
I thought the subject seemed to embarrass the other two a little; but it broke the spell of the third man's silence most successfully.
Not being hot at his preaching there was less enthusiasm about him now, and the presence of the grinder seemed to embarrass him.
The girl inclined her head again more coldly; but it took more than that to embarrass Mr Mifflin.
Bagnet, not to embarrass the domestic preparations, go forth to take a turn up and down the little street, which they promenade with measured tread and folded arms, as if it were a rampart.
Luckily it was a still night, and very little wind came in to embarrass us.
So the country is frequently affording solitary examples of resistance to the government, solitary nullifiers, who throw themselves on their reserved rights; nay, who have reserved all their rights; who reply to the assessor and to the clerk of court that they do not know the State, and embarrass the courts of law by non-juring and the commander-in-chief of the militia by non-resistance.