timorous (adj.) Old form(s): timerous
fearful, apprehensive, doubting
1H6 IV.ii.40[General to Talbot] The Dauphin's drum ... / Sings heavy music to thy timorous soul
1H6 IV.ii.46[Talbot to all] A little herd of England's timorous deer
AW II.v.81[Helena to Bertram] I ... like a timorous thief, most fain would steal / What law does vouch mine own
TNK I.iii.3[Hippolyta to Pirithous, of Theseus] of whose success I dare not / Make any timorous question
Ven.881[of Venus] the timorous yelping of the hounds / Appals her senses
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