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 Meanings and Examples of TIMID
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timid
 a.  shy; craven; lacking self-confidence; shy
Classic Sentence: (201 in 14 pages)
1  A faint blush was creeping over his face as she turned for he was timid with girls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Too wide across the cheek bones, too pointed at the chin, it was a sweet, timid face but a plain face, and she had no feminine tricks of allure to make observers forget its plainness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  The men in the commissary were not very exciting, and the sight of Frank's timid courting annoyed her until she found it difficult to be polite to him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  He was unfailingly courteous to her, but she was a little timid with him, largely because she was shy with any man she had not known from childhood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  The mockingbird, which nested in the tangle of roses and honeysuckle, roused from slumber and gave one timid, liquid note.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  God intended women to be timid frightened creatures and there's something unnatural about a woman who isn't afraid.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  He cleared his throat raspingly, clawed at his whiskers and smiled his nervous timid smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Moreover, he's nervous and timid and well meaning, and I don't know of any more damning qualities a man can have.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  That would probably upset Frank, for he was timid and fond of the approbation of his friends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  In the brief period of the courtship, he thought he had never known a woman more attractively feminine in her reactions to life, ignorant, timid and helpless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She could never respect a man who let her run over him and the timid, hesitant attitude he displayed in any unpleasant situation, with her or with others, irritated her unbearably.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Because she nagged the timid Frank, the store was doing better now and he was even collecting some of the old bills.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  She was too timid to appear behind the kerosene-lamp footlights, but she could make costumes out of croker sacks if they were the only material available.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  And she, the most timid of females, had not been frightened to be alone with him in her house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  She put a timid hand on Scarlett's arm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence:
1  Lucy is a rather timid child.
2  A timid child, Isabella had learned obedience at an early age.
3  The road in life, uphill to swagger, downhill to be timid and overcautious, way to go straight ahead, take a road to overlooking the foot.
4  The President's critics say he has been too timid in responding to changing international developments.
5  Mike is rather timid with women, so Sue has to make all the running in their relationship.
6  Even the least noise would still startle the timid child.
7  The headmaster's austere demeanor tended to scare off the more timid students, who never visited his study willingly.
8  She was too timid to talk with other travelers.
9  She began, in a low, timid voice, 'If you please, sir -.'
10  She knocked timidly on the study door and entered.
11  If you are to succeed as a salesman, you must first lose your timidity and fear of failure.