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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASHFUL
But, I fancy, it is many, many years ago since he was bashful.
The man to be so bashful; the woman to want so much courting!
"Probably the presence of Stumpy made her bashful," suggested Ned.
Bashful or bold then, he will know how to make us seniors very unnecessary.
"Oh, they are most beautiful," replied she, with a bashful falling of her eyelids.
She hesitated in a funny, bashful manner which roused my interest.
Oh, of course, dearest, you would be too bashful; but I 'm not.
She hesitated, muffled from head to foot, shadowy and bashful.
They are extreme modest and bashful, very shy, and nice of being touchd.
The boss thrust the goad into the hand of the bashful fellow.
1540s, from baishen "to be filled with consternation or dismay" (mid-14c.), from Old French baissier "bring down, humiliate" (see abash). Related: Bashfully; bashfulness (1530s).
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