Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quietly.
  • In a coy manner; shyly; demurely.
  • noun See coigne.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a coy manner; with reserve.

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  • adverb in a coy manner

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  • adverb in a coy manner

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Examples

  • Now, if I wanted, I could buy a tankini, or a magical patented Slimsuit in an exotic tiger print designed to whittle inches off my waist and keep spectators’ eyes from resting too long on what the tag coyly called my “trouble zones.”

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  • Now, if I wanted, I could buy a tankini, or a magical patented Slimsuit in an exotic tiger print designed to whittle inches off my waist and keep spectators’ eyes from resting too long on what the tag coyly called my “trouble zones.”

    Best Friends Forever

  • Now, if I wanted, I could buy a tankini, or a magical patented Slimsuit in an exotic tiger print designed to whittle inches off my waist and keep spectators’ eyes from resting too long on what the tag coyly called my “trouble zones.”

    Best Friends Forever

  • This is why John McCain coyly smiles each time Obama makes this statement.

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  • This is why John McCain coyly smiles each time Obama makes this statement.

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  • The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to Third World countries, in satisfaction of what is called coyly a 'climate debt.'

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  • The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to Third World countries, in satisfaction of what is called coyly a 'climate debt.'

    Moonbattery

  • She is walking down a Prague street, a shopping basket over her arm, to the market to buy carrots, leeks, mackerel, and passes by chance a shoe shop, and there are the red shoes in the window -- all by themselves on a little plinth raised above the lesser footwear, the price tag coyly peeking out from the base -- and she has such a powerful urge to go in and try them on that that is what she does.

    Tom Gregory: From Alzheimer's to Auschwitz at 32,000 Feet

  • She is walking down a Prague street, a shopping basket over her arm, to the market to buy carrots, leeks, mackerel, and passes by chance a shoe shop, and there are the red shoes in the window -- all by themselves on a little plinth raised above the lesser footwear, the price tag coyly peeking out from the base -- and she has such a powerful urge to go in and try them on that that is what she does.

    From Alzheimer's to Auschwitz at 32,000 Feet

  • a shopping basket over her arm, to the market to buy carrots, leeks, mackerel, and passes by chance a shoe shop, and there are the red shoes in the window -- all by themselves on a little plinth raised above the lesser footwear, the price tag coyly peeking out from the base -- and she has such a powerful urge to go in and try them on that that is what she does.

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  • in a shy yet flirtatious way

    January 27, 2012