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Forget about the Second Amendment—the gun lobby, abetted by timorous Republicans, is trying to privatize law and order.Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Alas, the sad truth is that the CIA, despite its Bourne Identity reputation, has become a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.
The CIA, despite its cowboy image, is in fact in many ways a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.
After a few days of excessive nervousness the most timorous among the women were heard to complain of the monotony of existence!The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They find it in their interest to be generous, obliging, and friendly; but to represent them as timorous sycophants is absurd.The Chequers|James Runciman
In such circumstances some timorous husbands go to the country or make a journey to Italy.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
The Chub is a very timorous fish, utterly worthless as food except during the winter months.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
He opened the door, gave the timorous orphan a vigorous drive behind, and Mr. Figgins stood in the august presence.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng