shy


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The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.
Many people mistake the shy man's timidity for overbearing arrogance and are awed and insulted by it.
Rosa is so shy as she gives it to him that they drop it between them and almost knock their foreheads together as they pick it up.
Either she's dreadfully shy or she has got something on her conscience.
Of his schooldays we know little, but we can guess, for one story that has come down to us, that he was a shy, nervous boy.
He has never been shy or awkward with me, but he never talked as he did last night.
He was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas, when she had made with Zeus, -- a shy goddess she.
Here he is," she said to herself, seeing his powerful, shy figure, with his shining eyes fixed on her.
He was that most unpromising of matrimonial material, a shy man with a cautious disposition.
he wouldn't shy if he was to meet a vagin-load of monkeys with their tails burned off.
you get tired o' leatherin' a chap when you can niver make him see what you want him to shy at.
The shy, unknown youth found himself instantly something of a celebrity.