He loved the way she could be wanton and sensual one minute, then bashful and demure the next.
One of his strings of proverbs runs as follows: "The uncultivated man is not innocent; the ignorant man is not devout; the bashful man learns not; the wrathful man teaches not; he who is much absorbed in trade cannot become wise; where no men are, there strive thyself to be a man" (gib.
In youth he was described as " a handsome young man, tall, slight, and very erect, bashful, but never awkward."
So he sat there trembling and afraid; for he was a timid, bashful man and did not like to be noticed.
Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.