The crudeness of the question startled him: the word was one that women of his class fought shy of
, even when their talk flitted closest about the topic.
We all fought shy of
30d on the east and 175d on the west, and, though we had to skirt them pretty close, nothing but an act of God ever drew one of us across.
So he had eschewed all love-making, regulated his dual life, cleaned up a million in business, fought shy of
match-making mamas and bright-eyed and eager young ladies of various ages, met Lilian Gersdale and made it a rigid observance never to see her later than eight o'clock in the evening, run of nights after his coyotes, and slept in forest lairs--and through it all had kept his secret safe save Lee Sing .
Citing confidentiality of customers, bank managements have always fought shy of
publicly disclosing defaulters.
His character was an engaging one and he never fought shy of
adding his opinion, no matter how it was received, and this often brought ridicule and outcry in differing measures.
While Kempton is next on the agenda, Tizzard fought shy of
any talk of challenging for Cheltenham Gold Cup honours at this stage.
Summary: Oil prices slipped below $107 a barrel on Friday and hit a 2012 low as investors fought shy of
riskier, growth-oriented assets on fears that Greece would leave the euro, and after a downgrade of 16 Spanish banks by Moody's added to the contagion gloom.
France coach Marc Lievremont has not fought shy of
putting out the rest of his big guns, and opposite number Kirwan said: "I think he's picked a very, very strong side.
People fought shy of
Americanism and the Metropolitan was not the raceaway success hoped for.
I, LIKE many, have envied the higher and more commanding driving position of rugged 4x4s but have fought shy of
running up the high fuel and tax bills many of them incur.
Theatre specialists have in turn fought shy of
formal discourse analysis, possibly for the same reasons.
This is primarily because of the fact that parties have always fought shy of
giving enough tickets to Muslims.
I've never fought shy of
criticising the Vatican and its secretive internal and sometimes corrupt bureaucracy.
Despite having a good job and a decent salary, all the lenders he approached for a mortgage fought shy of
offering him a big enough loan to make that first crucial step.
However, the flame-haired ballerina - who was a principal dancer for Sadler's Wells - always fought shy of
her fame brought about by her celluloid role.