- v turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
- v become rosy or reddish
- s having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
- For a sex lecture, the lady instructor arrives in the buff, prompting a genial response from a student audience, and furious blushing and giggles from four parents.
- Harvard alums were blushing a deep crimson red last week as the university's Committee on College Life approved the campus's first student sex magazine.
- The British Medical Journal, asked if it could suggest any medical treatment for blushing, replied: "In some cases atropine is of value, not only in affecting the end results, but .
- Tina Brown in ITV.com
Ms Brown said: "I think what was so interesting about Diana was the stunning theatre of watching her change before our very eyes, of seeing her move from this shy, blushing mouse into becoming a global superstar."
- Desmond Tutu in Chicago Sun-Times
Fortunately, because he has my complexion, we can't see that he is blushing,Tutu said.
- Barack Obama in Minneapolis Star Tribune
We were in the kitchen, her husband came in, that guy, you know, and he says 'Oh, you know, Um Ali, she wants to be a suicide bomber.' Um Ali's like, 'Oh yes, I do.' Obviously blushing because he was praising her, and she was really proud of... Jill Carroll http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Carroll&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEDVa6L4jLOyNsZr82YKFJ4cTWtyQ Voice of America http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-08-17-voa50.cfm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEWeZ2ZqUHJJODhZJwvTjAmhcOs2A Aug 17, 2006
11169 15493 bluster Before a crowd of thousands gathered in front of the Old State Capitol, Obama said Biden was what many others pretend to be - a statesman with sound judgment who doesn't have to hide behind bluster to keep America strong."