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adj in Chinese medicine, pertaining to inadequate energy needed to face and overcome obstacles.
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Or go to church next Sunday, and watch a certain family filing in, the boy lifting his legs high to show off his new boots, but all the others demure, especially the timid, unobservant-looking little woman in the rear of them.
Herself fastidious and timid, she never awakened to the perilous trend of their intercourse.
Nay," said Dinah, looking up with timid eyes, "not so.
If so, you will no more think the slight words, the timid looks, the tremulous touches, by which two human souls approach each other gradually, like two little quivering rain-streams, before they mingle into one--you will no more think these things trivial than you will think the first-detected signs of coming spring trivial, though they be but a faint indescribable something in the air and in the song of the birds, and the tiniest perceptible budding on the hedge-row branches.
In the former case he was very timid about satisfying his immediate desires, but in the latter he would risk the result with much courage.
He must give up the notion of his father's legacy; but it was not likely he would ever want that trifle; and even if he did--why, it was a compensation to think that in being for ever divided from his family he was divided from Jacob, more terrible than Gorgon or Demogorgon to David's timid green eyes.
Media need not be timid if it sticks to good journalism.
PETA's Mimi Bekhechi said: "Wolves are generally timid animals who avoid humans, but rather than attempting to capture Ember, a Eurasian wolf, keepers shot her dead, orphaning her pups.
Three Plays of Tirso de Molina: New Translations of Don Juan: The Jackal of Seville; A Sinner Saved, a Saint Damned; and The Timid Young Man at the Palace Gate
Debbie Jones of NCAR told the Daily Post that Kitler is very shy and timid.
QUETTA -- Balochistan ministers and Member Balochistan Assembly Tuesday appreciating the operation Zarb-e-Azb and sacrifices rendered by the Armed forces, said terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar was a timid action.
One resident, Crumb, is the most timid and spends his time hiding.