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If you have skittish pets, know that they’ll probably be grateful, too.
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Even those who are not public company CEOs are skittish about becoming partisan combatants.
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Allaire, though, says the letter will provide assurance to other banks—some of whom remain skittish about cryptocurrency ventures.
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Eric Johnson, Condé Nast svp of commercial marketing and events, said advertisers were “skittish” to buy into virtual events at first due to the uncertainty of what returns they might get from their already slashed marketing budgets.
He was a skittish horse, gentle, as Andy explained, but "pow'ful nervous—had to be sort o' coaxed along."
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"They're a skittish lot, the Orleans; they might take it in their heads to fight," suggested Muroc, with a little grin.
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But they had men in their ranks, high-tempered men who, like so many skittish colts, wouldn't stand without hitching.
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Pablito pursued his way in a serious mood, also busy with his skittish quadruped.
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It'll take some skittish steerin', fur ef the old raft jest teches the rocks she'll go all to slivers.'
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
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