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- v. Third person singular present tense of shy1.
- n. Plural of shy1.
- v. Third person singular present tense of shy2.
- n. Plural of shy2.
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- n. Plural form of shy.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shy.
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Discussion shies from the work of artists, withdraws to the question of survival, the ominous question of the future.
He shies from the flowing water, unwilling to cross,
PETERSEN: Yeah, well, you know, being raised in FLDS, you know, it kind of shies you away from any religion.
Sheriff Joe does what every politically correct politician shies away from or flat out ignores in order to get votes from anchor babies and their families.
In both cases, she recognizes a problem, then shies away from confronting it.
Nina shies away from the man on the subway and does not take action, allows him to continue masturbating.
Cherian, however, still shies from admitting that the site is indeed Muziris or Muchiripattanam: Muziris could be one port or several.
In some ways he's akin to Michael Kupperman, in that both have healthy appreciations of the absurd -- particularly where pop culture is concerned -- though Kupperman shies away from the sort of NC-17 rated displays that Kago indulges in.
However, the prolific author herself shies away from categorizing it as such.
If President Obama shies away from imposing sanctions, he could be hammered by opponents for failing to do enough to curb Iran's nuclear program.