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That lead to a timidness in their programme for government and a mindset that said it was more important to kick problems into touch than address them.
But it's that timidness which will ensure TV3 does have a chance of fighting Fair City in the ratings and potentially winning.
No doubt he was pleasant and very courteous, but rather indefinite and he stretched out a limp hand that gave you a sense of his insecurity and timidness.
No' in the sense that coming at such critical juncture the budget fails to bring any path breaking initiatives, it shows certain timidness on the tax front on both direct and indirect taxes areas, for example, the DTC while announced still fails to include all provisions into it and while there was mention of GST roadmap a number of times, no clear timelines still emerges.
The main reason for the failure was seen as Netanyahu's timidness or unwillingness to confront the right-wing elements within his coalition government who have lately come up with proposals that some Palestinians saw as "another stage of ethnic cleansing.
Even though the children were initially reluctant to brave a smile and accept our skin colour, their timidness was short-lived and they soon warmed to our affection.
If anything, Bynum has been criticized for his on-court timidness during his three-year NBA career.
The same timidness is shown when it comes to Iraq and America's reckless adventure there.
This is the phase where indecision, timidness, and doubt can cause him to make a fatal error.