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Though their approach was conservative, it shouldn’t be seen as timid.
Another memorable moment is when a decision to punt by the warden’s team is described by announcers as “kind of a timid or a chicken kind of football.”
For the first time at any presidential or vice-presidential debate, a nominee said that their administration would “decriminalize marijuana” — a winner in polls that other Democrats have been timid about discussing.
Davis played a timid housewife who goes road-tripping with her not-at-all timid friend, played by Susan Sarandon.
Setting aside timidity, we find that well-informed persons are sometimes‌ good listeners, but no talkers.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
Entrusted with sixty thousand men with orders to make a vast turning movement, his timidity spoiled the Emperor's careful plans.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Age asks with timidity to be spared intolerable pain; youth, taking fortune by the beard, demands joy like a right.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
As her children had to be defended, all her feminine timidity had disappeared and made way for a cold and energetic resolution.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Was it timidity, pride, or prudence which restrained me from all communication with the unfortunate and degraded of their sex?
Her overtures of familiarity and service was unskilfully made; her very timidity construed into labored condescension.
ALONEMARION HARLAND

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