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  • adj. bashful; sheepish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Over-bashful; sheepish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sheepish; bashful.


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  • Opening great wings in the face of the sheep-faced ewe

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Most despicable would it be to come for the sake of those sheep-faced Sunday scholars, and not for my sake, or that long skeleton Moore's. '

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Johnny, the elder, was dull and liverish from intemperance; and the round-faced adolescent, the news of whose fatherhood had raced the wind, was so sheep-faced, so craven, in the presence of his elders, that he could not say bo to

    Australia Felix

  • He was prepared for some expression of surprise on the part of the good woman; but the blend of sheep-faced amazement and uncivil incredulity to which she subjected him made him hot and angry; and he vouchsafed no further word of explanation.

    Australia Felix

  • Who applied the term "sheep-faced" to Wellington when he was a boy?

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • And I am sure she did, for after dinner she went off alone on the roan hunter, and the next day I saw the same woman, with far happier mien, trudging along the lane by the side of her sheep-faced husband.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867

  • Major O’Dowd, who had served his sovereign in every quarter of the world, and had paid for every step in his profession by some more than equivalent act of daring and gallantry, was the most modest, silent, sheep-faced and meek of little men, and as obedient to his wife as if he had been her tay-boy.

    XXVII. In Which Amelia Joins Her Regiment

  • “Well, my boys, ” said he, “you look very sheep-faced.

    Appendix. II. The Wedding Favours

  • "Do you know the sheep-faced feeling, Ralph?" asked Harry mischievously.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • So, seeing him above a friendly warning, I lit out, feeling sheep-faced; and

    Lorimer of the Northwest


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