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Synonyms for timorously

in a timorous and trepid manner


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In a priceless example of historical detective work, not to mention a "truth is stranger than fiction" moment of investigative journalism, the authors take a carriage tour of Charleston during which the tour guide asks timorously, "Is it okay to talk about slaves?
But King must have been revising that figure northwards as he watched this squad timorously under-perform once more on the back of a recent record that has seen them win just once in their last six games.
When her father approached us, we rather timorously commiserated, but all he said was, 'Well done, daughter
He insists that all three military leaders--Bonduca, Nennius, and he--have joined their soldiers in avoiding confrontations in the past, their forces retreating more timorously than "a virgin [running] from the high sett ravisher" (1.
The pedestrian caught his breath and began to look timorously out into the snow cloud ahead .
And yet this picture of Abraham differs greatly from the uncouth figure of the song's early verses, a man who timorously claims that "I must do what I've been told"; who shatters a bottle of wine once he's finished with it.
He does so in favor of "the imperative of respecting the alterity of the other" through "a love that transforms the other [and] does not halt timorously at the boundary of otherness" (106).
To react too timorously to every anticipated situation of pressure could well negate the principles underlying the Freedom of Information Act.
The Viz 30th Birthday Ball took place on Monday at Jesmond watering hole As You Like It and at 8pm there was a queue of timorously punctual people outside.
I lie still for a few seconds as I timorously check my startled body for damage.
They were asking questions about the GPA and they thought it is not working, yet everything we were asked to do under the GPA we have done and timorously even," said Mugabe, referring to the power sharing deal or Global Political Agreement.
SIR - Your report, "Public sector wage deals 'may face 10 years of constraint'", March 18) included a quote from a senior civil servant, who, rather timorously, chose to hide under a cloak of anonymity, suggesting that the pay of WAG civil servants would be frozen next year.
There was the preposterous importance Sky attached to the next live match, groin strain or rumoured transfer, with the rest of the media slavishly following suit, timorously concerned they'd appear out-of-touch.
We are a country in which traffic wardens fine disabled drivers for inadvertently displaying their disabled badges upside down; councils fine householders for mistakes when recycling rubbish; police resources on the one hand are massively concentrated on catching errant motorists with the help of expensive gadgets of ever bewildering description and, on the other, timorously issue cautions and on-the-spot fines for serious offences hitherto within the domain of our courts, in order to manipulate crime statistics.
Another contestant, Stefanie, a Los Angeles jeweler, betrays a similarly hilarious fowl-phobia, timorously bleating, "I'm afraid of them pecking my eyes out