Alex had always liked that shyness when it came to their love life.
It maintains its numbers partly in consequence of its shyness, which keeps it away from the abodes of men, and partly because it is so prolific, bringing forth six to eight young at a litter.
But Rousseau's shyness or his perversity (as before, probably both) made him disobey the command.
His rudeness to strangers was partly caused by shyness and partly by a childlike inability to conceal his feelings.
Wheatstone's education was carried on in several private schools, at which he appears to have displayed no remarkable attainments, being mainly characterized by a morbid shyness and sensitiveness that prevented him from making friends.
And such was Natasha, with her surprise, her delight, her shyness, and even her mistakes in speaking French.
Natasha remained silent, from shyness Marya Dmitrievna supposed, but really because she disliked anyone interfering in what touched her love of Prince Andrew, which seemed to her so apart from all human affairs that no one could understand it.
She noticed this and attributed it to his general kindness and shyness, which she imagined must be the same toward everyone as it was to her.
He spoke of you even at the very last, she went on, turning her eyes from Pierre to her companion with a shyness that surprised him for an instant.