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coy
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War and Peace
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coy
Used in
War and Peace
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  • By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a coy, flirtatious smile
as in: coy about her intentions
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