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Mr. Addison, whose abilities no man can doubt, was from diffidence totally unable to speak in the house.THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Such as this translation is I offer it with diffidence, realising that I have undertaken a difficult task.HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
There came a little bubble of laughter from Peggy, which seemed to remove all diffidence from Collingwood.A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
For a time I attributed your reserve to diffidence, and trusted that time and my efforts would dissipate it.ALONEMARION HARLAND
With a slight protest of diffidence, the Doctor unfolded the paper, scanned the page for an instant, and began slowly.MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Our observations on this head were so meagre that I can only make with the greatest diffidence a few statements about them.MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
With regard to all your diffidence of yourself, we laugh at it.MEMOIRS OF THE COURTS AND CABINETS OF GEORGE THE THIRDTHE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS
Lowly self-estimation is by no means a constant accompaniment of diffidence.ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
Ralph's previous diffidence disappeared under the flush of anger aroused by the porter's words.RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
A shy, reticent man, behind that hard mask was a diffidence unsuspected by his closest friends.THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE

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