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  • adv. In a sheepish way; meekly; self-consciously; with embarrassment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sheepish manner; bashfully; with mean timidity or diffidence; sillily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a sheepish manner

Etymologies

From sheepish +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Well no. I think it was new in the early sixties- Or late fifties at the earliest," he admitted sheepishly. --Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, pg.7

    October 1, 2010

  • "Like in the chocolate ads, only I forgot the box of chocolates..." He shrugged sheepishly.
    — On Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.

    June 22, 2008