If she were worth her salt she would have too much pride to be intimate with a youth in your unassured position, to say no worse.
Failure was instinct in her, in her faded colouring and eager, unassured manner.
It recalled to her the ways of his pathetic youth, his youth that obscurity made wild and shy and unassured.
The sun still shone in heaven, and still Edward's conquest was unassured.
When the answer came, it was strangely deprecatory, uncertain, unassured.
But the four infants who were left would be burden enough for the mother in her unassured and unprotected state.