Half-shy in a sentence

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He was modest, half-shy, and the nuns who peered at him from behind the arras as he walked down the hallway of the Convent caused his countenance to run the chromatic scale.
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Not that he had grown up particularly incapable or helpless; it might rather have been due to a certain appealing gentleness of bearing, something that was the resultant of a half-shy manner, expanding into boyish confidence winningly; a shortish, slender figure, scarcely robust; eager, friendly brown eyes behind his glasses; and a keen desire to be liked.
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She had an odd, newly awakened consciousness under all her outraged dignity that the half-shy, half-eager expression in Gilbert's hazel eyes was something that was very good to see.
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Every little touch of courtesy had been returned to him in half-shy, half-ardent glances; in flushes, which the kiss he had given her the first day of their meeting had made the signs of an intermittent fever; in modest yet alluring waylayings; in restless nights, in half-tuneful, half-silent days; in a sweet sort of petulance.
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Feeling rather small, but, half-shy, half-bold, she shut the door and, leaning against it, watched Alfred strumming.
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There was much of the boy in his excessive and freely-indulged lassitude, and his half-sullen, half-shy reserve towards his sister.
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Nor did she assume the role of entertainer, but rather did she, with half-shy air, cast herself upon their chivalry, and they were too truly gentlemen to fail her.
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Examples of Half-shy

Example #1
He was sorry he came, and if he could have gotten away without disgrace he surely would have started straight back for Correggio.
Example #2
He was short of stature, smooth-faced and looked like a good-natured country bumpkin in his peasant garb, all decorated with dust.
Example #3
It might be seen, in the present sharp nervous play of emotion over his face, how utterly he was unsuited to the weight of mental discomfort,-how it fretted and galled him.
Example #4
That he was a gentleman, and by nature of a morbidly just and fair disposition, only made his present distress the more intolerable to him.
Example #5
Her heart gave a quick, queer little beat.
Example #6
For a moment Anne hesitated.