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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.
A CRASHED VOTER REGISTRATION WEBSITE IS FLORIDIANS’ LATEST OBSTACLE TO THE RIGHT TO VOTESARA MORRISONOCTOBER 9, 2020VOX
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.
THE SEATTLE STORM’S DYNAMIC DUO IS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER TITLEHOWARD MEGDALOCTOBER 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Symbolically, I rang the bell two days shy of ringing in 2020 — entering a new year having successfully completed treatment.
THE ANATOMY OF A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: ‘EARLY DETECTION SAVED MY LIFE’CHARLI PENNOCTOBER 6, 2020ESSENCE.COM
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.
REPUBLICANS FACE MAJOR HEAD WINDS IN FINAL STRETCH TO MAINTAIN SENATE MAJORITYRACHAEL BADE, PAUL KANEOCTOBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He came up two assists shy of a triple-double and, at 9-of-16, was efficient shooting the ball.
JIMMY BUTLER OUTPLAYED LEBRON JAMES AND BOUGHT MIAMI SOME BREATHING ROOMCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They are six seats shy of a majority in the state House and five short of holding the majority in the state Senate.
THE STATE LEGISLATIVE BATTLES TO WATCH IN 2020AMBER PHILLIPSOCTOBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Her shy demeanor can be traced back to competing against her older brother and his friends early on.
WHY THIS AUSSIE WNBA STAR IS TACKLING RACIAL INJUSTICELESLIE DELA VEGAOCTOBER 2, 2020OZY
In addition to older adults, vaccine-makers have also shied away from including children and pregnant people in their trials.
KEEPING OLDER FOLKS OUT OF COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS HURTS EVERYONEKAT ESCHNEROCTOBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
I have seen firsthand how internships can turn even the shiest, most self-doubting student into one who speaks up, shares with other students, and exudes newfound confidence.
IF COMPANIES DON’T RECRUIT FROM HBCUS, THEY’RE MISSING OUT ON PROMISING EMPLOYEESJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
Possibly, he would not shy at such monstrosities after twenty miles of a lathering ride.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHY

  • camouflaged
  • concealed
  • dim
  • faint
  • having
  • hidden
  • indistinct
  • insignificant
  • low-key
  • low-profile
  • modest
  • muted
  • obscure
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • quiet
  • retiring
  • secretive
  • shy
  • soft-pedalled
  • subtle
  • tenuous
  • unassuming
  • unemphatic
  • unnoticeable
  • unobtrusive
  • unostentatious
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