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adj in Chinese medicine, pertaining to inadequate energy needed to face and overcome obstacles.
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My skit portrayed the Enlightenment as it was, a time devoted to questions and also the timidness to ask those probing questions.
That's the question punters have to ask themselves ahead of an intriguing tussle that should be well worth watching now that the Toffees have started playing good football after a decade of timidness.
In Toontown, we got our first lesson in how mercurial young kids can be, switching from boldness to timidness in the blink of an eye, with a healthy dose of stubbornness thrown in for good measure.
Alsana is a woman who, despite her timidness in life, looks at things "dead straight between the eyes; an unflinching and honest stare, a meticulous inspection that would go beyond the heart of the matter to the marrow, beyond the marrow to the root--but the question is how far back do you want?
Having nine different instructors lead the nine weeks of regular seminar produced some disorientation and timidness among the students.
281) Now that this lengthy timidness is overcome, the state will have a new precedent to fall back on when the next defendant's time elapses on death row.
Either out of timidness, or for the sake of peace and quiet, or because of baseless scruples about having to emphasize a temporal distance from the text, or simply out of habit, the average translator betrays the original text by making the mistake of unnecessarily raising its language to a stately literary niveau, even when the language of the original text is colloquial.
As a student at Chicago's Kenwood Academy, Kelly says he was terribly shy, so reclusive that his teacher would make him sing in front of the class in an attempt to break him of his timidness.
Here I regard timidness as behavioral responsiveness and assume that the optimum for responsiveness is proportional to the signal and its reliability.
Is the traditional timidness of Pakistani women a cause or a result of her low status?