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shy

1. Poker (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
2. (of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
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Pigling Bland made more porridge and watched her shyly.
When Winterbourne arrived, Daisy Miller was not there, but in a few moments he saw her mother come in alone, very shyly and ruefully.
He one day asked Eliza, rather shyly, whether she had quite given up her notion of keeping a flower shop.
The words were spoken in a grave tone, and even somewhat shyly.
After all the other passengers had been shown rooms and were getting ready for supper, I shyly presented myself before the man at the desk.
Pierre understood nothing of all this and coloring shyly looked in silence at Princess Anna Mikhaylovna.
What I told him of her doings, however, interested him greatly; and he intimated rather shyly that he was acquainted with the man who said, "Haw-haw-haw.
Mombi's curious magic often frightened her neighbors, and they treated her shyly, yet respectfully, because of her weird powers.
The man's eyes were big and staring as he examined the Scarecrow and the Patchwork Girl, and the children shyly hid behind him and peeked timidly at Toto.
Janet took his arm -- "as primly and shyly as if she were no more than sixteen, having her first escort home," Anne told the girls at Patty's Place later on.
Geraldine welcomed her unexpected visitor that afternoon cordially enough but a little shyly.
Twice he bent and kissed her, and each time her lips met his shyly and her body made its happy, nestling movement.