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Definition of "shier" []

  • A comparative of shy1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shier" in a sentence
  • "Common ravens, Corvus corvax, are formidable-looking birds—black, lustrous and big as red-tailed hawks—but shier and wilder than their relatives in the crow family."
  • "Xu Duo in the end of the eighteenth century described in Lin'an thus: "Abo [the native people] of three thousand are all farmers, and tusi [native chieftains] of twelve are all well dressed" (Abo sanqian jie jiase, Tusi shier jin yiguan)."
  • "Lily Gefelty, the third friend in this little group, did not appear in any series of books except for this one, and for that reason she was shier than her friends."