Word usage examples
But Mary was shy of acceding to such invitations and at last frankly told her friend Patience, that she would not again break bread in Greshamsbury in any house in which she was not thought fit to meet the other guests who habitually resorted there.
But if these muons are not sitting at rest in the laboratory and instead are traveling through a piece of equipment known as a particle accelerator that boosts them to just shy of light-speed, their average life expectancy as measured by scientists in the laboratory increases dramatically.
Leiter out by going to the Acme Baths to make the pay-off if Shy Smile failed to win the race.
Azzli shouted, sounding far less a prince two years shy of adulthood, than a boy half that age.
shy, iridescent, coltish, pelvically anfractuous, amply busted, given to diffident movements of hand brushing flaxen hair from front of dear creamy forehead, movements which drove Bruce Green up a private tree.
Finally, the prince was rewarded as the tent flap was pulled aside and Asteria stepped into the room, looking for all the world like Artemis or golden Aphrodite, her small lyre under one arm, her eyes cast demurely down to her feet, a shy smile on her face.
Well-bred and shy about her body, Aurora stood silently as he dispensed with her gown and corset and stockings.
Jack Bedell wandered about, watching his fellow-passengers with interest, but much too shy to make acquaintances.
All his life Bibbs had kept himself to himself--he was but a shy onlooker in the world.
And Bibbs gave his sister a shy but friendly touch upon the shoulder as a complement to the handshaking, and left her.