Thesaurus / coy

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"Coy Maiden" is a graceful thing, but hardly deserves the punishment of so horrible a name.

If Mr. Donald Estey had expected Mrs. Darling to be shy and coy at his advances, he found himself entirely mistaken.

The Road to UnderstandingEleanor H. Porter

This was his ingenious way of storming the citadel of the coy maiden's affections.

Why should she hesitate, and play the coy girl, and pretend to any doubts in her mind which did not exist there?

The Belton EstateAnthony Trollope

From this point to the end is the work of a later period, and in his best manner, though unsuited to the coy Clerk.

Here she stands in shadow, glancing with coy delight at the fairyland beyond.

RossmoyneUnknown

Now that she had told him the truth she did not coy her love.

The Way We Live NowAnthony Trollope

Cornie Dean you'll remember for the elaborate way she does her hair, and the coy way she has of casting melting side-glances.

Mary Ware in TexasAnnie F. Johnston

Janie had the adventure of hiding in the same corn-bin with a lad, and what occurred in the corn-bin she was coy of telling.

The Heart's CountryMary Heaton Vorse

He began, with coy hesitancy, to beat his scruples around the bush, which was not a bad lead.

The MissourianEugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

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