Another student, in a blue sweater-vest, shyly waited his turn.
We start slowly, shyly, and awkwardly just like most teenagers discovering the birds and the bees.
shyly she kissed Mrs. Jenkins' rosy cheek, and Violet and Laura followed suit.
shyly she endeavored to convey an affection she could not put into words.
Instead of going and making love to the lady of his choice, he shyly keeps away from her and merely dreams of winning her.
“You see something has conquered all my sadness, all my fears,” she looked at him shyly.
She related the incident, in which the lad had shyly praised both Leaver and Burns as seeming to him like big brothers.
The light came creeping, creeping up, so slowly, and so shyly.
They put their little hands behind them, and stood apart to think a bit, and watched each other shyly.
Swiftly and shyly she looked up into my eyes, and I looked down into heaven.
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.