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Sample sentences for the GRE study word diffident

diffident can be used as a adj

1.Not diffident of thee do I dissuad. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.Young men should be diffident of themselves, you know, M. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
3.He's the kind of diffident youth who would have to be VERY sure before he ventured an opinion at all.. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
4.When she left off--and she had not laughed languidly, but with real enjoyment--I said, in my diffident way with her,-. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.Princess Mary seemed even quieter and more diffident than usual. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6."But I thought this was just the line of work I ought to go into," he explained, "I have always been diffident and I thought the training would do me good.. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
7.He was too diffident to do justice to himself but when his natural shyness was overcome, his behaviour gave every indication of an open, affectionate heart. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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