Definition of 'shy'
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Many were too shy or afraid to speak out. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only downside is that she is still painfully shy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She makes me really shy but just all warm inside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is is not something we should shy away from. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was quite shy and it took time for her to settle and make friends. The Sun (2016)But deep down he is a shy person who thinks about what other people think about him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The shy star says she now has no time for romance. The Sun (2009)This is no time to be shy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The researchers fight shy of predicting how our culture would have to adapt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is a bit shy and slightly plummy. Times, Sunday Times (2014) People shy away from putting themselves out on a limb and trying to improve a skill. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you go there and shy away from tackles they get on top of you. The Sun (2015)He was shy and quiet whereas usually he was confident and outgoing. The Sun (2013)Or we may be assertive on stage but quite shy off it. The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)He looked so shy and nervous. The Sun (2014)She remembered he was painfully shy. The Glasgow Girls (1994)People thought he was arrogant, because he did not talk but really he was just shy. The Sun (2015)She appeared shy and nervous for much of this show, humbly thanking the audience for turning up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is why timidity is often praised as "good manners' when really it is to the disadvantage of the shy person. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Until now, the company had shied away from London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he was always timid, afraid, very shy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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