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Just shy of a month from election day, with the earliest mail-in ballots beginning to be counted, Florida has done it again.

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Stewart, who matter-of-factly declared that she wanted to win four championships in college, then did so, never shies away from acknowledging her own level of play.

Symbolically, I rang the bell two days shy of ringing in 2020 — entering a new year having successfully completed treatment.

Some allies of Peters have sent warnings to Democratic leaders that if they do not shore up what should be an easy victory, they could fall shy of the majority.

He came up two assists shy of a triple-double and, at 9-of-16, was efficient shooting the ball.

His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.

Sabrine was the outgoing, sociable type, and had many friends, while Ziad was shy and a little more introverted.

When Tonie Tobias started at Delta in 1996 she was shy and closeted.

A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.

Not ones to shy away from a fight, the Sailor Senshi defend their leader to the death.

Possibly, he would not shy at such monstrosities after twenty miles of a lathering ride.

He gave me some instructions, but I was too confused to understand them, and too shy to ask questions.

But Mrs. Charmington was already on the wane, and as he had no wish to be her hero now he rather fought shy of her.

After this Aristide learned much of her simple history, which she, at first, had been too shy to reveal.

Rosemary, shy but happy, began giving out the toys, diving with both hands at once into the baskets which the fairy father held.


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On this page you'll find 199 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shy, such as: afraid, apprehensive, bashful, cautious, circumspect, and coy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.