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Synonyms for shyly

in a shy or timid or bashful manner

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Professor Nano Ruzin says in Utrinski vesnik that the political life is monotonous and that the issue about the situation of the Macedonian journalism is being only shyly addressed.
Some of the innovations are his own, he admits shyly.
The two approached each other a bit shyly, but soon dashed for the bushes, from which shortly emerged a good deal of giggling, laughter, and shaking of branches.
Beatie is shown in boxer shorts, shyly bowing his head and cradling his stomach with both hands.
There are some who deliberately waste time, while some shyly reject reforms.
Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada shyly admitted Tuesday that he is eager to improve his English language skills by listening to tapes after making his first diplomatic trip to New York as foreign minister in late September.
When asked, Meghna smiled shyly and said: " We met a couple of times and became the best of friends.
prescription for birth control, she and the boyfriend shyly, responsibly
SHYLY standing in front of a seated audience with a decanter of red wine, big-haired blonde Beth Rowley performed a string of soulful numbers that oozed class.
Over and over again, people shyly approach and let me know that I must keep saying this.
When you ask them they shift uneasily and look shyly at the ground, mumbling some stuff about introducing 'freshness' or 'individuality', 'breaking the mould'.
So if the clocks were refurbished and their hands set in motion again not only would they perpetuate our local culture but also wind back time for those Cardiffians who shyly met their future partners beneath them.
One pointe shoe is lovingly caressed by a romantically reclining Balanchine, with Tudor diffident in the background, Robbins cross-legged, smiling shyly to their right, and Todd Bolender jumping in a jaunty soubresaut to their left.
She looked up at me with those big eyes and shyly whimpered, "Would you like to buy some cookies?
Shyly, softly, they laid bare their childhoods in abject poverty.