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"He asked me if I liked white kids," answered the blushing peasant.

Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.

People giggled, and she snatched her hand away, blushing furiously.

"You'll have to call me Letty," said the pretty old lady, smiling and blushing.

Were you ever detected in the crime of blushing, in your life, Mrs. O'Connor?

Once more the soldier looked at me, and, I'll be bound, saw me blushing furiously.

"I thought something by your look," said Virginia, blushing.

"I was not thinking of Mr. Hervey at that moment," said Virginia, blushing.

At a place where she worked, answered Little Dorrit, blushing.

Mrs. Mellish paused, blushing a little at the echo of her own eloquence.

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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