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  • "Throg said you wanted me," she said in a half-timid tone.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 5

  • That name, that trembling, questioning voice, the half-joyful, half-timid expression of her face, all these unmistakable signs of persistent love, pierced to my heart like arrows.

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories

  • If in the four years and more of marriage Clemens had made advancement in culture and capabilities, Olivia Clemens also had become something more than the half-timid, inexperienced girl he had first known.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • There he left her, with a nice old motherly person, and bade her good-by with no expectation of ever beholding her again, despite the murmured thanks she gave him and the half-timid offer of her hand.

    A Husband by Proxy

  • She turned her eyes to him questioningly; there was still a half-puzzled, half-timid expression in them.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

  • She had smiled down at him, then, shyly, and -- half-proud, half-timid -- had thought it was very wonderful.

    I've Married Marjorie

  • Jim might merely answer her half-timid, half-confident

    The Story of Julia Page

  • "I want one," said Nancy, and relapsed into half-timid, half-defiant silence.

    DEVELOPMENT A NOVEL BY W. BRYHER WITH A PREFACE BY AMY LOWELL

  • They were at the entrance to the ballroom now, through which they had come a few minutes before, and, pausing, she gave him a half - serious, half-timid glance.

    The Ne'er-Do-Well

  • "Sit here beside me, Gonzaga," she said quietly, and he, scarce crediting his own good fortune that so much favour should be showered upon him, obeyed her in a half-timid fashion that was at odd variance with his late bold words.

    Love-at-Arms

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