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Sample sentences for the GRE study word coy

coy can be used as a adj

1.Yeilded with coy submission, modest pride. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.I know her spirits are as coy and wil. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.He is a rather quaint fellow on the whole, coy though not feebleminded in the medical sense. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.The nymph of the LINDEN TREE is represented as a little coy maiden, whose short silver-gray dress reaches a little below the knee, and displays to advantage her delicately formed limbs. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
5.There was also a Nun, a PRIORESS, That of her smiling was full simple and coy Her greatest oathe was but by Saint Loy And she was clepe. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Under the upswelling tide he saw the writhing weeds lift languidly and sway reluctant arms, hising up their petticoats, in whispering water swaying and upturning coy silver fronds. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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