timidly

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timid +‎ -ly

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timidly (comparative more timidly, superlative most timidly)

  1. In a timid manner.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      The four young pigs who had protested when Napoleon abolished the Meetings raised their voices timidly, but they were promptly silenced by a tremendous growling from the dogs.

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