I'll blush even if I am watching it by myself and the longer it is the more uncomfortable I get.
The defendant announced, with a blush, that he had just finished up his first semester of college and was awaiting his grades.
This syndrome is aggravated by a legal system that now offers incentives to whistleblowers that would make Goldman Sachs blush.
Things may be every bit as rosy as they seemed at first blush after all.
Gardner writes about the menace that lurks beneath the surface of her villains with an intensity that would make Ted Bundy blush.
At last morning broke, and with the first blush of dawn I got up.
After all, we ought never to blush to go to school if we are as old as Methuselah.
The blush deepened to crimson, and she rose with a nervous laugh.
As she thought what she was and what she had been doing, a blush of shame suffused her cheek.
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.