coyly coyly  /ˈkɔ ɪ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a coy manner

Usage(s):

  1. Asked if she could vote for the bill right now, Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas Democrat, smiled coyly.
  2. M'Toto shuffled coyly across her cage and played with her black white kitten Principe.
  3. Nelson won't provide an exact number of Senators involved in these talks, coyly trying to avoid yet another gang label.

News

  • Watch: Miley Cyrus Doesn't Mind That You Think She's a Party Animal

    Miley Cyrus is always in the spotlight, whether she's twerking it in a racy new music video, hanging out with all her super hip designer friends , or coyly addressing those pesky Liam Hemsworth relationship rumors by posting pics of herself clad in a super sexy wedding dress. In a new intimate interview with MTV News , the singer talks about her public image, about not being as big a party ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "If they want to mount a full-blown attack on Christianity, they should be honest enough to say so. Instead, they coyly dredge up a long-discredited theory, cloak it in half-baked 'evidence' and pass it off as science. The public deserves...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Brent Bozell Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "Ooooooh! Sort of like Juliette Binoche in 'Chocolat', only more annoying, if that's possible, which sadly it is. She gets it on with a hunky customer (Dylan McDermott) for one coyly photographed night of passion: her very first, we can only assume....
    on Apr 26, 2006 By: Peter Bradshaw Source: Newindpress

  3. "His left thumb is hooked rather coyly in a pocket; his lime-green shirt is undone to the fourth button, and pulled open to display his bosom in a manner not altogether manly," Greer wrote in her column.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Germaine Greer Source: The West Australian

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