Definitions

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  • adv. In a timid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a timid or apprehensive manner; without boldness.

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

  • adv. in a shy or timid or bashful manner

Etymologies

timid +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Peter without saying a word timidly drew near to the fire and warmed his hands in the smoke.

    King of the Jews A story of Christ's last days on Earth

  • "Captain Miller," she called timidly, and at sound of his name, Miller turned toward her.

    I Spy

  • No sooner had the human family begun to recover its balance, to emerge timidly from the ruins, than new wars came to plunge it back into the morass.

    Élie Ducommun - Nobel Lecture

  • He heard his name called timidly from upstairs, and looking up saw his wife's golden head over the banisters.

    By What Authority?

  • The sensitive plant is too vulgar an allusion; but if the truth of modern naturalists may be depended upon, there is a plant which, instead of receding timidly from the intrusive touch, angrily protrudes its venomous juices upon all who presume to meddle with it: – do not you think this plant would be your fittest emblem?

    Letters for Literary Ladies: To Which is Added, An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification

  • Three other people call timidly after him as he leaves.

    American Grace

  • I†™ ve got the Final Fantasy section of the catalog here, ” she offered, pulling out a well-worn and dog-eared magazine that held some of the brothel†™ s most popular products. “Oh, no thank you, ” said the girl, blushing. “I can pick another one on my own. ” She chewed her lip for a moment, then spoke up again timidly. “Do you have, ah, a Spike? ” “Spiegel?

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  • Tiptoeing across the living room, Joyce took her stand by the table and called timidly, expectantly and awesomely:

    Joyce of the North Woods

  • It seemed like a dream to her; with a smile, she looked at her friend's face; just slowly she, realized her situation, remembered the bite, called timidly for the boy.

    Siddhartha

  • At last, guilty and conscience-stricken, he knocked at the locked door and called timidly:

    The Black Monk

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