Nothing that she could say, however, had any influence. Her mother would talk of her views in the same intelligible tone. Elizabeth blushed and blushed again with shame and vexation.

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 18. At dinner in Netherfield Elizabeth is very embarrassed by her mother, who is speaking loudly about Charles Bingley’s attraction to Jane and assuming that their marriage is immiment. She overhears Mrs. Bennet boasting to Lady Lucas that she expected Jane to be married soon to Mr. Bingley, which was overheard by Mr. Darcy, to Elizabeth’s horror and shame. But once Mrs. Bennet was in full flow on the subject of the marriage of her daughter, there was nothing Elizabeth could do to shut her up.