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Definition involve someone in a conflict — such as a controversy or a problem
  • Please don't embroil me in this kind of office politics.
  • Iran is trying to embroil the United States in the controversy.
  • If I were going to remain here, I might think it worth my while to embroil myself.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • And if you get embroiled in it and you're seen to be helping a man kill himself, then you could end up in all sorts of trouble."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • We shall see...... It seems, Eragon, that we are embroiled in a new type of warfare here.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • As a result of his embroilment in the petition campaign, he was expelled from the university.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • His leadership qualities stayed with him as he participated in San Gabriel High School's MASO club at the same time I was embroiled in ToHMAS.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Why should we be quick to embroil ourselves as adversaries of the other, being far more powerful than they are?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I particularly feared he would get embroiled in a religious discussion, bring in my Roman Catholicism in a way that could embarrass the Church.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • I'd sworn to the gods from the king's prison that I wasn't going to embroil myself in any more stupid plans.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • But beyond them both lay the clouded area, the Great Unrest where all the universe seemed embroiled.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • For a moment Clary struggled, embroiled in a sea of perfumed flesh, swaths of velvet, and the tasseled ends of Dorothea's shawl.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • They stretched out their hooks toward the belimed ones, who were already baked within the crust: and we left them thus embroiled.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • As for being "over a barrel"—if anyone gave off the aroma of being embroiled in some sort of ongoing and ill-defined trouble, it was Platt.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • However, I got so embroiled in some messy proceedings relating to a large estate that her birthday arrived before I could make the arrangements.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Magicians are vulnerable to physical attack when they are embroiled in their mental struggles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The O.J. Simpson acquittal was yesterday afternoon, and the university is embroiled in racial discussion, though not between the races.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The only thing worthwhile about practice was that I got to see Rina, who was currently embroiled in one of her trademark mucky love triangles.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Piggy, finding himself uncomfortably embroiled, slid the conch to Ralph's knees and sat down.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The threat of embroilment in the European war continued, America at the "precipice," as Adams said, and still there was no word from John Jay in London.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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