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“My old clothes are in the bag, please,” replied Nancy, bashfully.

They looked up at me bashfully and made some request of their mother.

We were silent for a time, bashfully glancing at each other.

"Oh, I don't know whether I can get up and say it off here," she said bashfully.

It was, but thrilling even in its coldness to the bashfully admiring man.

"I jess was looking at that thing," she said bashfully, pointing to the semaphore.

Oh, you are very diffident, aren't you, sitting there so bashfully!

She bashfully asks for a year's respite in which to make her choice.

When Camilla entered with the letter, she bashfully asked her, if she wished to read it?

"Now if you would only play and sing for me," she pleaded, bashfully.

WORD ORIGIN

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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