He had a slight hesitation in his speech, and his air of timidity and reserve was almost ludicrous.
Timidity was fortified by pride, and even the success of my pen discouraged the trial of my voice.
Lana yielded without any sign of hesitation, returning his kisses with timidity born of both inexperience and hunger.
That war was prevented was due partly to the timidity of French ministers, partly to the fact that at the last moment Herr von Holstein shrank from the responsibility of pressing his arguments to a practical conclusion.
Robert the Pious, a crowned monk, resembled his father in eschewing great schemes, whether from timidity or prudence; yet from 996 to 1031 he preserved intact the authority Robert he had inherited from Hugh, despite many domestic dis- the Pious turbances.