sheepishly

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From sheepish +‎ -ly.

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sheepishly (comparative more sheepishly, superlative most sheepishly)

  1. In a sheepish way; meekly; self-consciously; with embarrassment.
    • 2017 January 19, Peter Bradshaw, “T2 Trainspotting review – choose a sequel that doesn't disappoint”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Renton’s big mistake is sheepishly to offer Sick Boy his stolen share 20 years on: £4,000 in a crumpled brown envelope. “What am I supposed to buy with that?” rages Sick Boy bitterly later. “A time machine?”

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