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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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coy
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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  • There is a lady of Verona here, Whom I affect; but she is nice, and coy, And nought esteems my aged eloquence.
  • To be in love, where scorn is bought with groans; Coy looks with heart-sore sighs; one fading moment’s mirth With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights: If haply won, perhaps a hapless gain; If lost, why then a grievous labour won: However, but a folly bought with wit, Or else a wit by folly vanquished.

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as in: a coy, flirtatious smile Define
being or pretending to be shy
as in: coy about her intentions Define
being secretive or reluctant to make a definite or committing statement
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