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Organizers tried getting students who might feel bashful online to at least try a game of hangman or charades.
Mrs. Nelson, riding in front with the bashful driver, vainly sought to engage him in conversation.
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.
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.
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 tone was one that he might employ in addressing a bashful child.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
He had turned it all over in his mind, and had been now eager about it and now bashful.
AN OLD MAN'S LOVEANTHONY TROLLOPE

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