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introvert

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Definition someone who is uncomfortable interacting with strangers
  • He is an introvert by nature
  • He was quiet and introverted as a child, but his thoughts and feelings flowed freely when writing.
  • I think she's too introverted for a sales job.
  • one of the weak kids, high honor student, but shy, introverted, always reading, his eyes red-rimmed behind the glasses.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • introverted = uncomfortable interacting with strangers
  • The meek shall inherit the earth? Well... I don't think so. If by meek you mean friendly and introverted, okay maybe, but if by meek you mean unwilling to take a chance, then never.
    Jim Coudal
  • He's an introvert and needs more alone time than his wife.
  • This waiting is introverted, uneven, almost backward and shy, tending toward silence.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She was introverted and eccentric, and she had no friends.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • "introverted" and "flimsy."
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • "Well, was she quite introverted and a little dorky and she'd had one boyfriend when she was seven who dumped her?"
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He seemed very introverted, almost cold.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • My sense of humor had always measured up to everyone else's; but timid, introverted me, I showed it sparingly: I was a smiler.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • To desire too much, to think oneself unfit— Not a circle, a spiral inward (introversion) to a madness of cool objectivity.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • An introvert, Grant is pained by the attention and stares.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It was his sister, eventually, who kept him from despair, another kind of voice, a woman marooned in introversion, only oddly loving.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • He was weak and introverted and melancholy, but he could also be delightful and enthusiastic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Willed introversion, in fact, is one of the classic implements of creative genius and can be employed as a deliberate device.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • He grows quiet, introverted.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Our age is bewailed as the age of Introversion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Mark was an introvert.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death

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