shy


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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
References in classic literature ?
Don't you adopt anything of the kind, my dear young shy friend.
The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him.
A shy boy at school, Addison had grown into a shy, retiring man, and no doubt he was not a little taken aback at a visit from so great a personage.
Shy, humorous, courteous, Addison steadily grew popular.
If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy."
For sole reply Daniel gave him a shy, childlike, meek, and amiable smile.
But he's so shy he couldn't ask you himself if you'd have him, so he got me to do it.
"Billy has always been far too shy to think of courting.
She had done all she could--she had run up to him and given herself up entirely, shy and happy.
Yet still, ever after that sorrowful day, Whenever the Butcher was by, The Beaver kept looking the opposite way, And appeared unaccountably shy.
writes word that she could not get the young lady to assign any cause for her extraordinary conduct, which confirms me in my own previous explanation of it, Frederica is too shy, I think, and too much in awe of me to tell tales, but if the mildness of her uncle should get anything out of her, I am not afraid.
I was young enough for them not to feel shy, and they chattered merrily about one thing and another.