The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
This he did timidly: with shame for the weakness of the flesh.
With some embarrassment he delicately, timidly, hinted his apprehensions.
"O, but I'm only there for hunting," observed Billy, timidly.
She timidly signed the card and returned it to the corner of the table.
Psyche approached it timidly, and presently found courage to enter.
Now, timidly peeping from behind her skirts, he ventured to open his eyes on it.
The girl took a few steps, then timidly struck out with her stick, only to miss the piñata by several feet.
His hand groped for hers and as she took it, timidly, he drew her closer.
The suggestion, timidly given, that some of it belonged to her was received with regal anger.
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.