Timidity (See also Cowardice.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Timidity (See also Cowardice.)


  1. Alden, John (c. 1599–1687) too timid to ask for Priscilla’s hand in marriage. [Am. Lit.: “The Courtship of Miles Standish” in Benét, 230]
  2. Bergson, Emil could only express love for Marie in secret thoughts. [Am. Lit.: 0 Pioneers!, Magill I, 663–665]
  3. Blushington, Edward upon taking marriage vows, he needs wine to say “I do.” [Br. Lit.: The Bashful Man, Walsh Modern, 62–63]
  4. Cowardly Lion timid king of beasts. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
  5. Crane, Ichabod timorous schoolteacher. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
  6. cyclamen traditional symbol of timidity. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 400]
  7. Florimel feared “the smallest monstrous mouse that creeps on floor.” [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
  8. Kent, Clark mild-mannered reporter whose dynamic alter ego is Superman. [Comics: Berger, 146]
  9. Little Dorrit withdrawn, self-effacing seamstress. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
  10. Little Miss Muffet frightened away by a spider. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 323]
  11. Milquetoast, Casper the timid soul; easily controlled by others. [Comics: The Timid Soul, Espy, 141]
  12. Mitty, Walter timid, henpecked husband. [Am. Lit.: Payton, 448]
  13. Peepers, Mr. shy character in TV series. [TV: Terrace, II, 118–119]
  14. peony symbol of shyness and timidity. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  15. Piglet diffident little pig; tremulously courageous. [Children’s Lit.: Winnie-the-Pooh]
  16. Prufrock, J. Alfred indecisive man, too shy and evasive to make a proposal. [Br. Poetry: T. S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”]
  17. rush indicates docility and diffidence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
  18. Wingfield, Laura crippled girl so shy that she has withdrawn into her own confined world. [Am. Drama: Williams The Glass Menagerie in Benét, 400]