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coy
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  • When he returned from the Elks he peered coyly into the living-room and gurgled, "Has our Kenny been here to-night?"
  • 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.

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  • Her voice was appealing without being coy.

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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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