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- adv. In a shy manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a shy or timid manner; not familiarly; with reserve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a shy or timid manner; timidly; coyly; diffidently.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a shy or timid or bashful manner
He said the name shyly, as if almost afraid to use it.
“Dinner is served, milady,” he called shyly, grinning at me.
Then, suddenly, as if she had just remembered her, Mother Drovski called Marie, who came shyly from the corner and stood before the two strange women.
Then there came the voices of the two children calling shyly outside the door, softly, with self-excited timidity:
He's friendly, kind of shyly sweet and really not very charismatic.
"Ah, Monsieur," shyly, "to tell you my name would be to frighten you away."
"O Mr. Fenton -- Gilbert," -- she pronounced his Christian name shyly, and in obedience to his reproachful look, -- "remember how short a time we have known each other.
It ends with an almost purple description of a painting that, Ellen says "shyly," she painted for Portia "There is emphasis and urgency in the rendering.
Flirting shyly with that Spanish gigolo in the parking lot and then lumbering off to skinny-dip in the ocean with his fetching male student.
I hesitated, but went with my first instinct and shyly took a seat and feigned interest in the soccer game being shown on many flat screens.