Diffident sentence example

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  • Princess Mary seemed even quieter and more diffident than usual.
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  • He kept a diffident silence during two sessions, his first speech being in strong opposition to slavery, which he proposed to discourage and eventually to abolish, by imposing a heavy tax on all further importations.
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  • Knows better, and is not diffident about saying so.
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  • Richard sailed to England but was too diffident to visit his father's relatives.
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  • He was at first diffident and embarrassed in speaking, but gradually overcame these difficulties, and was heard with much attention and deference, especially when he addressed the House on economic questions.
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  • diffident way!
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  • diffident young man in his early twenties.
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  • Building up the courage to visit a doctor You may feel very diffident or even scared at the prospect of going to a doctor.
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  • diffident, languid character, he tends to take most things in his stride.
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  • He distinguishes between the first and second category, tho in a rather diffident manner.
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  • For twelve years he will remain tentative and perhaps even diffident in the elaboration of his conviction.
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  • diffident allies in the War on Terror, they are not America's enemies.
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  • diffident manner.
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  • Language can still be a tricky area and can make people feel diffident in their work.
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  • diffident approaches from London.
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  • This year we particularly want to encourage entries from for-profit service providers, who have seemed diffident about putting themselves forward.
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  • At long last after a somewhat diffident introduction with transport and tanker aircraft Royal Auxiliary Air Force aircrew are now to fly Tornado aircraft.
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