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The Mesopotamian imbroglio was denounced as both a crime and a blunder.

Now, as the European imbroglio is clarified, at them, at them!

But at last I had grasped the clue to this imbroglio into which fate had thrust me.

The imbroglio of the Ladies of the Bedchamber had been settled in 1840.

Numerous have been the attempts to entangle me in that imbroglio.

It is your own course of action, remember, which has led to the present—the present—well, let us say imbroglio.

"He must have sold Floyd the powder," answered Wye, intent on the imbroglio.

The imbroglio with Russia had at this time scarcely earned the name of war.

To regard a Jewish imbroglio seriously—that was quite beyond him.

How, then, the reader may ask, is an issue to be found out of the present imbroglio?

WORD ORIGIN

1750, from Italian imbroglio, from imbrogliare "confuse, tangle," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + brogliare "embroil," probably from Middle French brouiller "confuse" (see broil (2); also cf. embroil).

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