Origin of timorous
Examples from the Web for timorous
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.
The señora looked again at the atom; she held out a timorous finger to him.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
Except when backed by the braves of other bands, therefore, the Apache Yumas were fearful and timorous on the trail.An Apache Princess|Charles King
The timorous, odorous violet must be sprouting on the damp ground yonder under the alders!The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
The hyæna is of a timorous nature, seldom, if ever, showing fight.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Thus spake honest Walter, who was, as I have said, ever timorous where my lady was concerned; but at his words she shook her head.Tales From Scottish Ballads|Elizabeth W. Grierson