To which Spitzer coyly replied: "I don't have to answer that question."
Carter coyly characterizes the setting as “a room” and the time period as “yes.”
"We would like to offer our ideas," said McConnell coyly about the stimulus package.
But when I asked Haneke if he agrees with this argument, he coyly replied, “If you like.”
Verveer is headed for a prestigious think-tank spot, but she coyly provided no details.
How coyly does she dispose her garments and floating drapery to hide the too maddening symmetry of her limbs!
"Too coyly for him to credit her with overmuch tenderness," suggested the bridegroom.
But the daughter declined to be sold off in such a fashion unless—she coyly admitted—she could have half of the rum herself.
The girl held a tight grip on the leash and looked at him coyly.
How coyly does she dispose her garments and floating drapery to hide the too-maddening symmetry of her limbs!
early 14c., "quiet, modest, demure," from Old French coi, earlier quei "quiet, still, placid, gentle," ultimately from Latin quietus "resting, at rest" (see quiet (n.)). Meaning "shy" emerged late 14c. Meaning "unwilling to commit" is 1961. Related: Coyly; coyness.