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coy
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  • They thus received surprisingly large sums, and among all clever people it was believed that they were too coyly shrewd to be sincere.
  • Ada Quist came in with frequency and Bert laid aside his figuring to be coy with her: "You got to be careful what you even think about, when the doc is here, Ade.

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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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