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It also raises the worry about writerly futility before closing with a diffident call for community, hope and faith in the possible.Delusions, justice, accountability and freedom in America|Paul Taylor|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Dylan later acknowledged, somewhat diffidently, that Edie was an “exciting girl, very enthusiastic.”Bob Dylan and the Writing of ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the Chelsea Hotel|Sherill Tippins|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The nation looked diffidently into the vast mirror of the Olympics and—to collective surprise—found it liked what it saw.
He would chuck one under the chin, or feel diffidently the soft little cheek, but a closer familiarity scared him.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
When the parson had got to his feet again, Aunt Esther All diffidently touched his elbow.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
She told him, told the story graphically and well, but so far as her own part in it was concerned rather diffidently.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford
Mademoiselle, please do not think that I mean to intrude, I said diffidently, when I had come to her side.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
"I've never spoken of that to any man, sir, but I've been thinking about it," announced the sergeant diffidently.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck