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timorous
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Jane Eyre
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  • I mean the timorous or carping few who doubt the tendency of such books as "Jane Eyre:" in whose eyes whatever is unusual is wrong; whose ears detect in each protest against bigotry — that parent of crime — an insult to piety, that regent of God on earth.
  • I looked with timorous joy towards a stately house: I saw a blackened ruin.

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  • She was timorous as a mouse.
  • in a timorous tone

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