[ UK /ɛmbɹˈɔ‍ɪlmənt/ ]
  1. an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
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How To Use embroilment In A Sentence

  • Indeed the embroilment of India, Poland and so on, is clearly a step along that path.
  • He knew that even in the dispute respecting the supremacy of Scotland, his Holiness had set up a claim to the kingdom which, in the temper of the times, might perhaps have been deemed superior both to that of Robert Bruce, and that of Edward of England, and he conceived his monarch would give him little thanks for any fresh embroilment which might take place with the Church. Castle Dangerous
  • Our noun "embroilment," which also entered the language in the early 17th century, comes from the same source. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
  • For his first big embroilment after the 1987 stock market crash, the enemies were discernible and all grouped together on one front - low stock prices, financial system illiquidity, and broken confidence.
  • Hain in the meantime hasn't a clue what's going on and is beginning to realise that any further embroilment in Welsh Labour's campaign will almost certainly ruin what slim chances he had of becoming Deputy PM. Archive 2007-04-01
  • I have heard enough since I came here, to satisfy me that a cavalier of honour is free to take any part in this civil embroilment whilk he may find most convenient for his own peculiar. A Legend of Montrose
  • The most difficult task has been persuading the arts establishment that this is work to be taken seriously by art collectors and your regular visitor to Tate Modern, that it somehow transcends what we instinctively fear is an art contaminated by its embroilment with other disciplines. Exploring Science Through Art
  • It is rather sad that the Internet was the only channel to save myself from this media embroilment, but this method is indeed quite effective.
  • Also, they were critical of Mr. Vekselberg's public shyness and his embroilment in a criminal investigation. Renova Nears Sulzer Takeover
  • Most of these embroilments, to the extent they bother anyone, affect not the United States but its allies - and these allies are generally capable of handling the consequences, be it Indonesia and Australia, or the Balkans and Europe.
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