embarrassingly, Macdonald was not only the advocate in the case, but also the defendant.
By then the Nazis had already annexed large swathes of Europe, and Britain was embarrassingly unprepared for war.
embarrassingly, the Galaxy missed the playoffs in both 2007 and 2008, and the team endured a winless streak of 12 games.
And the diversity in the newsroom has been stuck at an embarrassingly low 12-13% for almost a decade.
embarrassingly, he had to yank the bill from the House floor at the last minute.
She was embarrassingly conscious that Bedford noticed it, and that his interest was heightened thereby.
"Better a Bedouin in the trackless desert than a man who is forever running the gauntlet at such a risk," he said embarrassingly.
Explanations followed—not embarrassingly deep ones; the moon was left out altogether.
Yet even with these deductions the amount of material is embarrassingly rich.
Miss Daniels did her best to be entertaining, was, in fact, embarrassingly confidential and cordial.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.