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He told me once that he had embroiled me with Monsieur by policy.

To be embroiled now might ruin everything, and by a miracle he kept his temper.

Nearly all his life he was embroiled in controversy of one sort or another.

It is not right for them, who are from the country here, to be embroiled with their relatives.

At this, I recognized the bearer of that epistle which had embroiled me with the Abbe Montreuil.

The affairs on the continent of Europe were now more than ever embroiled.

I protest I am afraid we shall all be embroiled with parties.

The old Arab came in to separate them, and got embroiled himself.

He would be embroiled in a hundred quarrels, a hundred miseries.

I could not bear to see you embroiled with this rude and boisterous clown.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "throw into disorder," from French embrouillier (cognate of Italian imbrogliare), from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + brouiller "confuse," from Old French brooillier (see broil (v.2)). Sense of "involve in a quarrel" is first attested c.1610. Related: Embroiled; embroiling.

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