Thesaurus / shrinking violet
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It don't seem to fit our shrinking Violet, as you can imagine.

Never had he been more eager to play the part of the shrinking violet.

She makes one of those sandwich men with a bell, on Sixth Avenue, look like a shrinking violet!

For a summary of his character one would not have used the phrase (as a contemporary of his remarked) of "a shrinking violet."

"That modest, shrinking violet we hear of so often is a shrieking braggart alongside of our grand young crusader," he remarked.

Spring StreetJames H. Richardson

There was certainly nothing of the shrinking violet about this girl!

The Golden Amazons of VenusJohn Murray Reynolds

But Nelly herself was no shrinking violet, for all her baby face.

Poor Man's RockBertrand W. Sinclair

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