[ UK /bˈæʃfəli/ ]
  1. in a shy or timid or bashful manner
    he smiled shyly
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How To Use bashfully In A Sentence

  • Dennin shuffled his feet on the barrel, looked down bashfully like THE UNEXPECTED
  • The potential for cringe was immediately apparent when two 'bongo' drummers emerged to take up position at the front of the stage (surely bodhran players would have been more appropriate?) and nine Irish rugby 'models' emerged bashfully to a bizarre jungle beat. - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • The bathroom was a chemical loo in a tiny separate tent or, Aaron bashfully suggested, the great outdoors.
  • The Hall of Fame at Barcelona is full of great names such as Cruyff, Stoichkov, Rivaldo and Ronaldo but very few have been fêted like Lionel Messi, whose name rolled down the steepling terraces as he walked off, almost bashfully, bouncing the match ball like a little kid. Top stories from Times Online
  • He came back to Sofia and bashfully inquired if the offer was still open.
  • He caught up with me later in the afternoon and pressed a blank tape into my hand and bashfully asked if I could make him a copy of it.
  • The grandchildren hover close by, whispering and squirming bashfully if my glance falls upon them.
  • Around the room angry glares were thrown at Josh who responded by smiling bashfully and trying to shrink against the window pane behind him.
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