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coy
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David Copperfield
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  • I saw her, a most beautiful little creature, with the cloudless blue eyes, that had looked into my childish heart, turned laughingly upon another child of Minnie’s who was playing near her; with enough of wilfulness in her bright face to justify what I had heard; with much of the old capricious coyness lurking in it; but with nothing in her pretty looks, I am sure, but what was meant for goodness and for happiness, and what was on a good and happy course.

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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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