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    to teel ill at ease

    What are most common situations in which we can use the expression to feel ill at ease with sb/sth?

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    Re: to teel ill at ease

    He felt uneasy about meeting her parents.

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    Re: to teel ill at ease

    Dear B'boy:

    I felt ill at ease about our leader's decision to make the risky ascent in bad weather.

    When she was led into a room full of intimidating strangers for her job interview, she felt ill at ease.

    I could tell my cat felt ill at ease when the neighbor's small children were around.

    Even though she knew she had had no choice, she still felt ill at ease about having to fire the employee.

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    Re: to teel ill at ease

    Is ill at ease what babies feel (making them cry) or dogs feel (making them bark) when there are strangers around? If so, can I say the baby felt ill at ease with the new babysitter?

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    Re: to teel ill at ease

    Dear B'boy:

    Yes. Ill at ease means uncomfortable (physically and mentally). One can feel ill at ease because of many circumstances. It implies a level of discomfort (just) below the level that would cause you to take action to remedy it.
    'When my friends suggested we climb over the fence into the cemetery, I felt ill at ease, but went along with them anyway.'
    'We could tell Jill's new friend was ill at ease sitting in the parlor with the family. He kept tapping his feet and glancing at his watch.'
    'I felt so ill at ease in the speeding taxi, that I finally asked the driver to slow down.'

    I hope this is helpful,
    Petra

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