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  • n. Plural form of timidity.


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  • Once with this concept of action clear in his brain, without timidities of hesitation and irresolution, he trotted aft down the long hall.


  • And it was by a certain swimming deed that I won from her more than coquettish smiles and shy timidities of feigned retreat.


  • On the other hand, she was vexed by none of the ordinary feminine fears and timidities.

    Chapter XIV

  • I may not agree with all of Hitchens 'political positions, but I cherish his voice, an unlikely combination of phenomenal erudition; uncanny memory that includes details about obscure political conflicts in forgotten corners of the earth; commitment to nothing but his moral intuitions; disdain for the timidities of political correctness; and finally a deep love for precise literary expression.

    Carlo Strenger: Hitch 22: Memoir of an Untamed Public Intellectual

  • Their inadequacies, their timidities, their differences from everybody else.

    Memory Wall

  • Avant-garde anti-realists probably err in assuming that realist novelists are just complacently or venally recycling convention; my experience is that many intelligent novelists are painfully aware of their bated means, their limitations and timidities and uncertainties, and look with writhing admiration at writers like Beckett or Saramago or Bernhard or David Foster Wallace, who seem to have discovered new fictional languages.


  • It is the poet himself who gives expression, in the pathetic and erratic confessions of Solness, to his doubts, his craven timidities, his selfish secrets, and his terror at the uniformity of his "luck."

    Henrik Ibsen

  • It was with some caution that Grace now walked, though she was quite free from any of the commonplace timidities of her ordinary pilgrimages to such spots.

    The Woodlanders

  • We have had our jealousies, our quarrels, our ticklish rights, our invincible prejudices, our vulgar enterprise and sluggish timidities, we have chattered and pecked one another and fouled the world — like daws in the temple, like unclean birds in the holy place of God.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • When we read the books and pamphlets of that awakening phase, writings which seem amidst profuse apologies to half say next to nothing, we get the measure of the reasonable timidities of the time.

    The Shape of Things to Come


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