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Blushful at the intimacy of the thought she looked at herself in the glass.

Blushful at the intimacy of the thought, she looked at herself in the glass.

At 7.50—he, benign, I blushful—we approached the attach-case.

Blushful and bashful she stood; but her eyes, deeply watchful, never left him.

Pauline felt very shy and blushful when she met him so intimately as this, after all her plans for him on the night before.

When, after a short time, they came out, she began to chatter with blushful animation.

The familiar frequenters of Venner's eyed in cold silence his entrance, his blushful wait and his hurried exit.

But Hoddan got them back to the ship, in confusion tending toward the blushful.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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