One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The Cold War and the nuclear threat got us into the habit of timorously cowering at the prospect of any great action.’
- ‘I have considered carefully whether one should cling timorously to the coastline in search of a defining principle before being willing to right such a wrong.’
- ‘It's their actions that send our hands flying to our eyes, he says, and our need to understand their motives that then gives us the courage to peep timorously through our fingers.’
- ‘And he timorously puts up his hand and asks the drill sergeant when they get their rifles.’
- ‘‘I wanna give you one of these, Chester,’ he said, and timorously gave him a copy of his book.’
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