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Laurie turned red again, but wasn't offended at being accused of bashfulness, for there was so much good will in Jo it was impossible not to take her blunt speeches as kindly as they were meant.
She did not doubt that the young fellow had already passed her sister on the trail, but, from bashfulness, had not dared to approach her.
It was after the early supper-time at the Red House, and the entertainment was in that stage when bashfulness itself had passed into easy jollity, when gentlemen, conscious of unusual accomplishments, could at length be prevailed on to dance a hornpipe, and when the Squire preferred talking loudly, scattering snuff, and patting his visitors' backs, to sitting longer at the whist-table--a choice exasperating to uncle Kimble, who, being always volatile in sober business hours, became intense and bitter over cards and brandy, shuffled before his adversary's deal with a glare of suspicion, and turned up a mean trump-card with an air of inexpressible disgust, as if in a world where such things could happen one might as well enter on a course of reckless profligacy.
Just see if there's anything else you'd like," said Sancho, "and don't hold back from mentioning it out of bashfulness or modesty.
She dropped her shining eyes with a sort of bashfulness as she finished.
Various other dishes followed, the chief manifesting the most hospitable importunity in pressing us to partake, and to remove all bashfulness on our part, set us no despicable example in his own person.
This time, political cunning, keen as it was, made a mistake; this color was not caused by the bashfulness of a juvenile passion, but only by the painful contraction of the royal pride.
They could also imply bashfulness, and it is said to bring prosperity and good luck to whoever receives them.
Perhaps, Found thinks, shy elk gain an advantage over bold elk and compensate for their bashfulness by accepting magpies.
We need to push the conversation, mobilize policymaking surrounding menstrual health initiatives, support organizations [that] foster girls' education from the ground up, and within our own homes, we need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation.
As to what she called her "form" (her manner of dealing with things and people), it alternated between bashfulness and "violence," and she had particular difficulty in talking to people.
I'm sorry that I have to say this about myself, but it is pride and bashfulness," he continued.