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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of embellish.

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Examples

  • However, if the player is indeed being hooked or held, and the player being fouled "embellishes" his fall in an attempt to alert the referee to him being restrained, then it is quite conceivable that both players will be penalized.

    USATODAY.com - Officials on officiating

  • Some of it is self-inflicted - he embellishes some of his reports, some of his career achievements - but then he gets dumped on by ads and he's in a very cynical political climate, where the things that you do that are subject to ridicule get played up while all the things you've achieved are forgotten, and so you're entire reputation really goes to the toilet.

    Week In Politics: Midterms, 'Don't Ask'

  • It is enough that it is a pleasure here and now that neither embellishes the hereafter nor imperils it.

    Muqtedar Khan: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

  • It is enough that it is a pleasure here and now that neither embellishes the hereafter nor imperils it.

    Muqtedar Khan: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

  • It's heresy on the right to say so, and conservatives have been up in arms since the Post reported late last week that Mr. Rubio's account of his family's arrival from Cuba "embellishes the facts."

    Rubio's Good Fortune

  • Some of it is self-inflicted - he embellishes some of his reports, some of his career achievements - but then he gets dumped on by ads and he's in a very cynical political climate, where the things that you do that are subject to ridicule get played up while all the things you've achieved are forgotten, and so you're entire reputation really goes to the toilet.

    Week In Politics: Midterms, 'Don't Ask'

  • This loose coalition argues the Discovery Channel programming sensationalizes shark attacks and embellishes the dangers sharks pose to humans.

    Global Voices in English » Global: The push to boycott Shark Week

  • Some of it is self-inflicted - he embellishes some of his reports, some of his career achievements - but then he gets dumped on by ads and he's in a very cynical political climate, where the things that you do that are subject to ridicule get played up while all the things you've achieved are forgotten, and so you're entire reputation really goes to the toilet.

    Week In Politics: Midterms, 'Don't Ask'

  • Some of it is self-inflicted - he embellishes some of his reports, some of his career achievements - but then he gets dumped on by ads and he's in a very cynical political climate, where the things that you do that are subject to ridicule get played up while all the things you've achieved are forgotten, and so you're entire reputation really goes to the toilet.

    Week In Politics: Midterms, 'Don't Ask'

  • The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess.

    Think Progress » Pawlenty Falsely Claims ‘Most Credible Economists Say’ Stimulus Is ‘Not Working’

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