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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blush  \Blush\  (bl[u^]sh)  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blushed} 
  (bl[u^]sht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Blushing}.]  [OE.  bluschen  to 
  shine,  look  turn  red,  AS  blyscan  to  glow;  akin  to  blysa  a 
  torch,  [=a]bl[=y]sian  to  blush,  D.  blozen,  Dan.  blusse  to 
  blaze,  blush.] 
  1.  To  become  suffused  with  red  in  the  cheeks,  as  from  a  sense 
  of  shame,  modesty,  or  confusion;  to  become  red  from  such 
  cause  as  the  cheeks  or  face. 
 
  To  the  nuptial  bower  I  led  her  blushing  like  the 
  morn.  --Milton. 
 
  In  the  presence  of  the  shameless  and  unblushing,  the 
  young  offender  is  ashamed  to  blush.  --Buckminster. 
 
  He  would  stroke  The  head  of  modest  and  ingenuous 
  worth,  That  blushed  at  its  own  praise.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  grow  red;  to  have  a  red  or  rosy  color. 
 
  The  sun  of  heaven,  methought,  was  loth  to  set  But 
  stayed,  and  made  the  western  welkin  blush.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  have  a  warm  and  delicate  color,  as  some  roses  and  other 
  flowers. 
 
  Full  many  a  flower  is  born  to  blush  unseen.  --T. 
  Gray. 




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