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The Brothers Karamazov
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timorous
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He is a man of weak and timorous character; he has suffered so much and is very good-natured.
  • The old man had sent for this giant, not because he was afraid of the "captain" (he was by no means of a timorous temper), but in order to have a witness in case of any emergency.
  • Father Zossima had a great affection for this timorous man, and always treated him with marked respect, though perhaps there was no one he had known to whom he had said less, in spite of the fact that he had spent years wandering about holy Russia with him.

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

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