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A tender premonition touched him of the tryst he had then looked forward to and, in spite of the horrible reality which lay between his hope of then and now, of the holy encounter he had then imagined at which weakness and timidity and inexperience were to fall from him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
She was in a corner, and turning out her slender feet in their high boots with obvious timidity, she skated towards him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All she could see was that his former stern and determined expression had altered to one of timidity and submission.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Wickfield glanced towards her, sitting at the tea table by Agnes, she seemed to me to avoid his look with such unwonted hesitation and timidity, that his attention became fixed upon her, as if something were suggested to his thoughts.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I availed myself of your obliging hints to correct my timidity, and it is unnecessary to add that they were perfectly accurate.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
In brief, they displayed everywhere the male bent, the rude, ponderous nature which is incapable either of managing a household or of jumping to a conclusion, as well as remains always distrustful and lazy and full of constant doubt and everlasting timidity.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Percy Gryce should be shy; but she was gifted with treasures of indulgence for such idiosyncrasies, and besides, his timidity might serve her purpose better than too much assurance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
At supper Melanie surprised them all by forcing herself out of her timidity and being almost vivacious.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But he had also the prejudices and scrupulous timidity of his persecuted people, and those were to be conquered.
Mabeuf had taken a fancy to Marius, because Marius, being young and gentle, warmed his age without startling his timidity.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
And then, strange to say, the first symptom of true love in a young man is timidity; in a young girl it is boldness.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context