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After a few days of excessive nervousness the most timorous among the women were heard to complain of the monotony of existence!
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
They find it in their interest to be generous, obliging, and friendly; but to represent them as timorous sycophants is absurd.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
In such circumstances some timorous husbands go to the country or make a journey to Italy.
The Chub is a very timorous fish, utterly worthless as food except during the winter months.
He opened the door, gave the timorous orphan a vigorous drive behind, and Mr. Figgins stood in the august presence.
A heartsome voice; how would it please you to come to the singing-school and help lead some of the more timorous ones?
MAID SALLYHARRIET A. CHEEVER
He stepped across to the door and dropped the brass knocker, a little timorous at the sound of his own thudding steps.
Several incidents had occurred to make the timorous believe in the presence of secret agitators.
Then she thought about consulting a conjurer; but being a timorous woman as well as not over-wise, she put it off for a while.
WANDERING HEATHSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
When timorous knowledge stands considering, / Audacious ignorance hath done the deed.

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