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coy
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coy
Used in
Babbitt
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  • Her voice was appealing without being coy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he returned from the Elks he peered coyly into the living-room and gurgled, "Has our Kenny been here to-night?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Three tables off, with a doubtful sort of woman, a woman at once coy and withered, was Paul Riesling, and Paul was supposed to be in Akron, selling tar-roofing.  (not reviewed by editor)

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