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
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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.
For Dick was merry, noisy, and fun-loving, and although Joseph loved fun too it was in a quiet, shy way.
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.
If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy.
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.
She had got ready to see him alone, and had been delighted at the idea, and had been shy and ashamed, and did not know herself what she was doing.
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.