- v. Simple past tense and past participle of shy away from.
“Of course my best friend was a psychiatrist, so she was used to it, but something in me shied away from calling Marsha.”
“The leader in this field was Merrill Jensen, a revisionist historian at the University of Wisconsin who shied away from strict economic determinism, but posited that the entire dynamic of the revolutionary period in America boiled down to a struggle between radicals and conservatives.”
“The sergeant and the two policemen shied away from Kwaque; Miss Judson, with a smothered cry, clapped her two hands over her heart; and Dag Daughtry, shocked but sceptical, demanded:”
“I shied away from the next reporter that came along for fear he would ask me if I had any wooden nutmegs about me.”
“The buildings lining the boulevard were Deco-tinged columns of pink and white granite, seven to ten stories tall, built in the forties and fifties, when people took earthquakes seriously and shied away from genuine skyscrapers.”
“Honeybunch was a good girl, but she was as strong as a six-mule team, and a cautious man just naturally shied away from her.”
“Thanet had always shied away from imagining too vividly what it must be like for a relatively young woman of thirty-seven like Angharad to live with the shadow of death always hovering over her, to have to summon up over and over again sufficient courage to live through yet another course of debilitating chemotherapy.”
“The others shied away from him as if he had blackbile fever, leaving him to cower alone.”
“Because of this attitude, too, most nonalcoholics, and many members of alcoholic families in the past have shied away from learning the truth about alcoholism, and consequently have remained uninformed about its causes and profoundly ignorant of the disastrous effects that alcohol addiction has on the individual, the family, and the society.”
“Ledyard sought backers in New England and New York but all shied away from his extravagant scheme.”
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