She was a blushing bride of seventeen, a sad and stoic wife, a loving mother, an embittered chaperone, and a daughter pushed away.
Chuck Todd solemnized his marriage to Meet the Press, NBC News's 67-year-old public affairs program, much like a blushing bride.
Watch how he toys with Dick Cavett in this mid-1970s interview, rendering the veteran talk show host a blushing fan.
Watts does a good, blushing sideways glance and has her flat upper class intonations off to a tee.
Smiling to the cameras and blushing and passing chocolates to Raffaele did little to help her.
But they gathered around the table then, and Lyddy had another reason for blushing.
"Of course they did not find anything," replied Levi, blushing.
Here the gorgeous hybiscus spread out its glowing bosomthere the blushing frangipanne loaded the air with its rich fragrance.
She was blushing as she turned to go in, she was laughing, too, to hide the blush.
It was Maria Parslet, in a pretty summer muslin, a straw hat shading her blushing face.
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.