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synonyms for timorously

  • nervously
  • timidly
  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
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How to use timorously in a sentence

She lay perfectly still and quiet, and now and then heaving a deep sigh, and timorously opening her eyes.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
His voice sank to a whisper, and he glanced about timorously.
THE LION'S BROODDUFFIELD OSBORNE
"You'd better not go over there, Charles," we advised him timorously.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Agnes walked timorously through into the square, empty, gas-lit hall, and looked round her with distaste.
STUDIES IN LOVE AND IN TERRORMARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
Still the rebellion would have crouched timorously and silently on the ground if it had not found a support in the nobility.
THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The birds hopped on the prone magnificence, and eyed timorously a strange object underneath.
THE VILLAGE WATCH-TOWER(AKA KATE DOUGLAS RIGGS) KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
At length he turned his horse's head, and rejoined his companion, who was awaiting him timorously on the bank.
THE PIRATES OF THE PRAIRIESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Finally he raised his head and looked at her half timorously from under his bushy eyebrows.
THIRTYHOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
Anna Sergyevna gave him some drink: not taking off her glove, and drawing her breath timorously.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. VIII (OF X) - CONTINENTAL EUROPE II.VARIOUS
"It is such a delicate matter on which I have come," she began timorously, eying him for a sign of encouragement.
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
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WORDS RELATED TO TIMOROUSLY

  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • nervously
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
  • timidly
  • timorously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.