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  • When the sheep had been penned up, in the darkness the timorous wolves crept into the living-room, squealing, halting, thrown out of their habit of stolidity by the strangeness of advancing through nothingness toward a waiting foe, a mysterious foe which expanded and grew more menacing.
  • A virginal sweetness and timorousness—no flare of gaiety, no suggestion of cities, music, quick laughter.
  • She crept back to her room, a small timorous figure in white.
  • She was not timorous now.
  • Carol had hidden in none of these refuges from reality, but she, who was tender and merry, had been made timorous by Gopher Prairie.

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

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