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 .
Politicians fought shy of
any measure which could cost it important seats in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately historians have fought shy of
explicit theorizing, though with the recent interest in cultural historical models that shyness may be disappearing--at least in terms of willingness to use models developed by other scholars even if they are not always adequately tested by those using them.
The government has fought shy of
any radical changes in any key areas which would make life better for the citizens of the UK.
The Government has consistently fought shy of
tackling supermarket power.