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  • n. Alternative form of shyness..

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See shyness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of shyness.


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shy +‎ -ness


  • Intimating, that doubtless that was the occasion of all this confusion, and disorder of mind, and of his shiness of the Divine pretence,

    An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man.

  • Well Miss Mollie I had a good laugh at the Sergt Maj When I told him what you wrotehe is such a modest young man, it made him blush. he is perfectly carried a way and if you send many more such messages to him he will go up the Spot. but I have not much fears about you & his Lordship [unclear: getting] married for this reason. he is so very diffident and your shiness of man; Will make it a matter of impossibility to get up a match With out calling in the Third person & of course that Will be my self, of course, and of course, you Will find out that I will do all in my Power to brake up the match as I have an Intrist in your future Welfare myself.

    Augusta County: James H. Blakemore to Mary Anna Sibert, September 11, 1864


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