Definitions

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  • n. embroilment, entanglement; the state of being or getting embrangled

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Entanglement.

Etymologies

From embrangle + -ment. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Compared with other items in the Cave œuvre — notably his 1989 novel And the Ass Saw the Angel, with its “embranglement of words” — The Proposition relies more on image than language.

    Greasy Hairball Novels

  • Even in repose he shows a history thick with embranglement, dust-stomping men turning figures in the steep sun.

    Underworld

  • The Mary Todd embranglement is simply the fact that as a result of this situation where Lincoln wanted out of their relationship and Mary resisted, and Lincoln became emotionally -- began to sink into kind of a despondency.

    Booknotes 10th Anniversary

  • The embranglement is this entanglement that Lincoln got himself into with Mary Todd and he never really could get himself out of.

    Booknotes 10th Anniversary

  • LAMB: What's the Mary Todd and -- is it embranglement?

    Booknotes 10th Anniversary

  • Farewell embranglement, recrement, fusby and numerous others.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

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  • "Even in repose he shows a history thick with embranglement, dust-stomping men turning figures in the steep sun." -- Don DeLillo, Underworld

    January 5, 2007