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- adj. Obsolete form of timorous.
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Infantry, which takes up a Line of 9 or 10 Miles upon their March and will not be less than 5 or 6 Hours passing through the Town, will make a good Impression upon the Minds of the timourous Whiggs for their
Thus, for example, concerning the adventure of "The ass in the lion's skin," the sagacious editor, evidently a "Britisher," commented as follows: "How strangely absurd it is for a timourous person to procure a military post, in order to keep himself out of danger! and to fancy a redcoat the surest protection of cowardice!"
Lazy and timourous people did not cross the ocean in those days.
It is especially frightful to the weak and timourous sex.
The hind is a timourous creature, and much affected with the noise of thunder; and no marvel, when sometimes proud and stout men have been made to tremble at it.
I seeing him taking such a resolution, I proferred some words that did not like him, giving him the character of a timourous, childish humor; so this did nothing prevaile with him, to the Contrary that had with him quite another isue then what I hoped for; ffor offending him with my words he prevailed so much with the others that he persuaded them to doe the same.
I greatly fear however, that the law as it will be interpreted by timourous bureaucrats will not serve that intent.