I, on the other hand, am much less active, shying away, in recent years, from any sort of public leadership.
Clinton also is not shying away from addressing the horrors unfolding in Zimbabwe.
Were you playing up or, on the flip side, shying away from portraying a romantic attraction?
Whenever he is not shying at things, or reaching after a fly, he wants to do that yet.
She was shying off at a half circle; he was beating round her.
Little Eva was dodging around in between, now and then shying at something with a stone.
He was young, and had a bad name for shying and starting, by which he had lost a good place.
The real reason for shying off from Norman was his atmosphere of impending downfall.
Tm afraid we were too many this morning for that shying left-wheeler.
He pointed his alert and quivering ears at me and followed with never so much as a single start or shying bound.
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.