Her head—hair dyed black in a jagged cut—is down, like a shy child.
Reporters spoke to classmates who recalled Ciancia as a shy loner who may have been bullied.
When Tonie Tobias started at Delta in 1996 she was shy and closeted.
Notre Dame: "That's all right....We're not going to shy away from things that are uncomfortable sometimes."
Once the noise had stopped, he would mumble a few words and flash a shy, apologetic grin.
She is shy, the dear creature, and has not one word of English.
Sallie, he knew, was a friend of the shy, golden-haired sister.
Make him rather pwoper and stiff and shy, and let him blush sometimes.
At this sound and this sight, my horse, that was shy, backed a little.
But he was shy of talking to her in the presence of Lady Mabel and his father.
late Old English sceoh "timid, easily startled," from Proto-Germanic *skeukh(w)az "afraid" (cf. Middle Low German schüwe, Dutch schuw, German scheu "shy;" Old High German sciuhen, German scheuchen "to scare away"). Uncertain cognates outside Germanic, unless in Old Church Slavonic shchuti "to hunt, incite." Italian schivare "to avoid," Old French eschiver "to shun" are Germanic loan-words. Meaning "lacking, short of" is from 1895, American English gambling slang. Related: Shyly; shyness.
"to throw (a missile) with a jerk or toss," 1787, colloquial, of unknown origin and uncertain connection to shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.
"to recoil," 1640s, from shy (adj.). Related: Shied; shying.