Sentence Examples


  • These men, though enchanted with the sovereign for refusing the command of the army, yet blamed him for such excessive modesty, and only desired and insisted that their adored sovereign should abandon his diffidence and openly announce that he would place himself at the head of the army, gather round him a commander-in-chief's staff, and, consulting experienced theoreticians and practical men where necessary, would himself lead the troops, whose spirits would thereby be raised to the highest pitch.
  • We haue been guided by thee hitherto, And of thy Cunning had no diffidence, One sudden Foyle shall neuer breed distrust Bastard.
  • I have accordingly felt myself bound, tho with the greatest diffidence and respect, to enter this caveat.
  • In short, modesty and apparent diffidence, originating mainly in physical causes, were his leading characteristics.
  • Out of respect for the natural diffidence of their author, the essays are presented with only introductory comment.

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