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shily

/ (ˈʃaɪlɪ) /
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adverb
a less common spelling of shylySee shyly
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How to use shily in a sentence

  • Rose answers shily, in short sentences, and we walk about in the garden.

    The Choice of Life|Georgette Leblanc
  • “By all means,” said Hamilton, perhaps a little shily; but it was promise enough to call forth Louis' heartfelt thanks.

  • He, too, looked shily at the galaxy, and took refuge in a corner.

    Home as Found|James Fenimore Cooper
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