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It’s fun to get to know these people, their insecurities and their problems and slowly grow closer past their bashful exteriors.
‘BOYFRIEND DUNGEON’ REMINDED ME OF DATING DURING THE PANDEMIC, SWORDS AND ALLSHANNON LIAOAUGUST 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Organizers tried getting students who might feel bashful online to at least try a game of hangman or charades.
BEST BUDDIES PROGRAM HELPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAINTAIN CONNECTION DURING PANDEMICDANA HEDGPETHAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Mrs. Nelson, riding in front with the bashful driver, vainly sought to engage him in conversation.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
It seems ridiculous that a fellow who could hold his head straight up before a storm of cannon shot, should be positively bashful.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The French women have none of that bashful modesty which characterises the women of England and America.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
This was so unusual in the bashful Alfred that Miss Caldwell roused and slipped lightly to the ground.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
But as he seemed stronger and more lively the next day, I concluded he was bashful and only ate when I wasn't looking.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
They had grown fond of the quiet, bashful man—and as for him, he wondered how he'd get along among normal people.
SECURITYPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
I caught a bashful flush mounting to his ears and the rumble of a chuckle in his throat.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
The tone was one that he might employ in addressing a bashful child.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
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