timid

Part of speech: adverb

Timidly.

Part of speech: adjective

Shrinking from danger or from publicity; shy.

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Usage examples "timid":

  1. " Come in," he added, as there was a timid knock at the door. - "King of the Castle", George Manville Fenn.
  2. He didn't like to think it of Lightfoot, whom he always had believed quite as gentle, harmless, and timid as himself. - "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. There's nothing we couldn't do- nothing we couldn't have- But don't you think- hesitated Mary and then stopped, timid of breaking the spell which was stealing over her. - "Mary Minds Her Business", George Weston.