The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
This he did timidly: with shame for the weakness of the flesh.
timidly I raised my eyes, and she studied my countenance for a long minute.
"O, but I'm only there for hunting," observed Billy, timidly.
About noon they spoke of hunger, timidly, lest either might think the other complained.
Psyche approached it timidly, and presently found courage to enter.
"If we could win the child's affection," she began, timidly.
The girl took a few steps, then timidly struck out with her stick, only to miss the piñata by several feet.
Presently he became aware that she was timidly pulling his arm.
The suggestion, timidly given, that some of it belonged to her was received with regal anger.
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.