diffidence


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reserve in speech, behavior, or dress

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If something is known about initial starting wealth, the much weaker condition of centrally greater risk aversion or the even weaker condition of centrally greater diffidence will often be enough.
"Rilke pursued Lou Andreas-Salome with a mixture of diffidence and determination that she found irresistible, perhaps because his youthfulness reversed the age differences she had known with Nietzsche and Andreas."
However, the reforms never took off as his vindictiveness, biases, diffidence, hang-ups, obsessions, and partiality eventually led to policy drift, apathy, political vendetta, corruption, and widespread criminality, of which "tanim-bala" is but one example.
"Sgt Hanscombe showed some diffidence at first but he appreciated the honour and agreed to the request."
"Was there a little bit of diffidence in the international arena, the UN, which is supposed to solve the world's problems, wouldn't have been afflicted with this void and would have worked to establish peace in the world." He demanded that the UN provide answers on its role during regional wars over the past ten years and its disregard of the human rights problems and violations in America's detention camps.
Tim Trickett is a new boy at a small rural school and prey to the bullyboys because of his diffidence socially and physically.
Promoted by a member of the panel to give his position on what was to blame, Anastasiades said: "The diffidence, fear of political cost, ignoring the opposition and its willingness to contribute in taking timely measures, and possibly ideological obstinacy, which did not allow us to take specific measures despite" advice from finance ministers, the EU and others.
But that is no cause for diffidence about Spender's achievement.
Perhaps the diffidence he felt as an outsider was a way for him to shelter his subjects from sharper scrutiny."
Ross Eckler adds NME (and with some diffidence, PNE, MRE and NTT).
The bench showed diffidence against the investigative process stating that it is ineffective.
Without diffidence, he foresees the end of war, nation states, class struggle ("The social question is finally resolved"), and the "so-called 'modern' cities." as well as the accumulation of his own mind-boggling wealth.
But the perfection Bell (above) often approaches is offset by an apparent diffidence when the going gets tough.
"It's taken a few days to get over it, but now there is a steely determination that it will not happen again." The lessons of Dubai will be headed by England's costly diffidence against Ajmal in particular.