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imbroglio


I smiled, said nothing and pressed on, eager to escape both the imbroglio and Yetta’s vaguely lewd attention.
William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
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imbroglio imbroglios
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  • I smiled, said nothing and pressed on, eager to escape both the imbroglio and Yetta’s vaguely lewd attention.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Wennerström affair made all the Gotabank imbroglios and Trustor frauds pale in comparison.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Simple matters, Burnham found, often became imbroglios.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • …we sat drinking (he bourbon, I that steadfast spirit of my nonage—Rheingold) and talking, largely about the gulf which separated this devil’s spawn of an urban blight north of the Chesapeake and the South’s Elysian meadows (in this realm my father could scarcely have been less prophetic, not having foreseen Atlanta), I was able more than once to reflect somberly on how my old man’s imbroglio with Thomas McGuire had at least allowed me momentary diversion from my newly acquired despair.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • And then there’s a general imbroglio, everyone standing up and the kid hollering and the dog barking.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
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Associated words [difficulty]:   imbroglio [8]
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