Another student, in a blue sweater-vest, shyly waited his turn.
We start slowly, shyly, and awkwardly just like most teenagers discovering the birds and the bees.
shyly she kissed Mrs. Jenkins' rosy cheek, and Violet and Laura followed suit.
He shook hands with me shyly, and greeted his brother with obvious nervousness.
Instead of going and making love to the lady of his choice, he shyly keeps away from her and merely dreams of winning her.
"This is Leander, mamma dear," said Matilda, shyly and yet proudly.
She related the incident, in which the lad had shyly praised both Leaver and Burns as seeming to him like big brothers.
"That's a Christmas present for you, Anne," said Matthew shyly.
They put their little hands behind them, and stood apart to think a bit, and watched each other shyly.
She was laughing, yet looking at him shyly as if wondering how HE was taking it.
late Old English sceoh "timid, easily startled," from Proto-Germanic *skeukh(w)az "afraid" (cf. Middle Low German schüwe, Dutch schuw, German scheu "shy;" Old High German sciuhen, German scheuchen "to scare away"). Uncertain cognates outside Germanic, unless in Old Church Slavonic shchuti "to hunt, incite." Italian schivare "to avoid," Old French eschiver "to shun" are Germanic loan-words. Meaning "lacking, short of" is from 1895, American English gambling slang. Related: Shyly; shyness.
"to throw (a missile) with a jerk or toss," 1787, colloquial, of unknown origin and uncertain connection to shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.
"to recoil," 1640s, from shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.