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Disposed to avoid notice.  Synonym: bashful.

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"Blate" Quotes from Famous Books

... kindly welcome Jenny brings him ben;[35] A strappin' youth, he takes the mother's eye; 65 Blithe Jenny sees the visit's no ill taen;[36] The father cracks[37] of horses, pleughs, and kye.[38] The youngster's artless heart o'erflows wi' joy, But blate and laithfu',[39] scarce can weel behave; The mother, wi' a woman's wiles,[40] can spy 70 What makes the youth sae[41] bashfu' and sae grave; Weel-pleased to think her bairn's respected like ...
— Selections from Five English Poets • Various

Words linked to "Blate" :   let out, bleat, Scotland, utter, emit, bashful, backward, let loose

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