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Different from both would be the value of a peace by neglect of such useless national discriminations as now make for embroilment.

"I scarcely see how to take this," he said, being clever enough to suppose that a dash of candour might sweeten the embroilment.

The Pope sent his plenipotentiary with troops; but this only increased the embroilment.

Does like join itself to like; does the spirit of method stir in that confusion, so that its embroilment becomes order?

Time during such an embroilment was hard to measure, and Shann could not be sure.

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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