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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shy
 
  Shy as lightning.
            —Thomas De Quincey
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                Shy
As some stray fawn that seeks its mother.
            —Austin Dobson
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  As shy and secret as a maid.
            —James Russell Lowell
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  Shy as the squirrel.
            —George Meredith
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            Shyer than the forest doe
Twinkling slim through branches green.
            —George Meredith
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  Shy as a wren in the hedgerow.
            —George Moore
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  Shy as the fawn.
            —Ambrose Philips
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