sheepishness

NOUN
  1. feeling embarrassed about yourself
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How To Use sheepishness In A Sentence

  • It was almost a prayer, but a prayer that included a thousand meanings Daylight strove to feign sheepishness, but his heart was singing too wild a song for mere playfulness. Chapter XXIV
  • Sir C Bunbury Esq and 20 others, I do not mean that these persons wrote to me (they did not except Mr Lofft) but were often sending queries by servants &c which as I never would be seen if I could help it caused me to lose much time and slur a great deal of beautiful white paper, the private friendship and assistance I received from Bob amply paid me for my loss of time &c. and when they prevailed on me to be a Master (in that which is now Mrs Armstrong the Hatters shop) my Sheepishness increased so as to inspissate me, And besides it pleased God to take from me my Excelant wife. Letter 423
  • Something debonnaire; which need not be separated from that awe and reverence, when they address a woman, which should shew the ardour of their passion, rather than the sheepishness of their nature; for who knows not that love delights in taming the lion-hearted? Clarissa Harlowe
  • She derided him for his sheepishness, for his lack of initiative, for his cowering before a silly machine.
  • Ironic, too, that he's diffident to the point of sheepishness, even in front of the most adoring audience.
  • While the actor is confident and cocky, he also has a kind of sheepishness that stops him being just another action star.
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