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Antonio Brown, who was suspended just last summer because of legal charges, has so far drawn negative attention only for a training camp fight that Arians coyly dismissed as “swatting flies.”The Bucs are set to defend their title, with no drama and a more carefree Tom Brady|Eric Adelson|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
In the days after the mid-December test firing, officials from NASA and Boeing were coy about whether they would need to test-fire the rocket a second time.It’s official—NASA will subject the SLS rocket to another hot fire test|Eric Berger|February 1, 2021|Ars Technica
The series has been coy about whether these adventures fighting gods and monsters were “real” in this universe’s logic.
Rizzo was a bit coy, saying he has not talked to Scherzer about his future while acknowledging discussions could be on the “ownership level.”Will the Nationals extend Max Scherzer’s contract? There are a few dynamics at play.|Jesse Dougherty|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
On Friday, when we sought confirmation of the endorsement from the Labor Council, they played coy, declining to provide a statement confirming or denying its decision.Morning Report: Review Board Scolds Sheriff Over Body Cameras|Voice of San Diego|November 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Carter coyly characterizes the setting as “a room” and the time period as “yes.”The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somewhat coyly, Skidmore admits that “Richard was to break this solemn vow in spectacular style.”Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he coyly waffles this time around, his support will evaporate quicker than you can say Fred Thompson.
“I wish I could say it was...” another fan teases coyly, fully embracing the never-nude theme by going fully shirtless.Never Nudes Flock to ‘Arrested Development’ Banana Stand|Kevin Fallon|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Verveer is headed for a prestigious think-tank spot, but she coyly provided no details.
Well, Mr. Robinson is a—sort of relation of yours; in fact—(playing with her rings and looking down coyly)—he is your—father.First Plays|A. A. Milne
Well, Mr. Robinson is a–sort of relation of yours; in fact–(playing with her rings and looking down coyly)–he is your–father.Belinda|A. A. Milne
Stars were bright, summer scents from the Kent cliffs mingled coyly with vulgar steamer-smells; the summer weather held immutably.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
I fear that the one who loves you, and whom you loved ere you came to me, will be angry with me and curse me, she coyly answered.Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India|Katherine Neville Fleeson
But the daughter declined to be sold off in such a fashion unless—she coyly admitted—she could have half of the rum herself.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete|Charles M. Skinner