One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a nervous or timid manner.‘she smiles shyly, blushing a little’
- ‘This guy asked me shyly for a glass of water.’
- ‘Some children approached him shyly, accompanied by their parents.’
- ‘Even she, on her fifth try for the presidency, has shyly brought her boyfriend to the fore.’
- ‘Children peer shyly from dark homes.’
- ‘The sun glances shyly over the vaulted roof of the cave.’
- ‘Shyly, almost painfully, he tells her that he loves her.’
- ‘I look shyly at the man at my side.’
- ‘Beside roaring factories and in sequestered nooks on which deer and bear peer shyly from nearby leafy coverts, there have sprung up innumerable gardens.’
- ‘A dozen girls in ruffled skirts stand, shifting their weight from foot to foot, gazing shyly at their reflections in the mirror.’
- ‘He glances around shyly, perhaps looking for someone.’
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