shy (away) from

phrasal verb

shied (away) from; shying (away) from; shies (away) from
: to try to avoid (something) because of nervousness, fear, dislike, etc.
They never shied from publicity.
She shies away from making any predictions.

Examples of shy (away) from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South Park has never been one to shy away from tackling, well, any topic. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 The film doesn’t shy away from the tragedies that have dotted the program, which has had 28 fatalities since its inception. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 Cook’s recommendation for all law enforcement agencies dealing with events that may put them in unflattering light is to not shy away from the situation. Cody Copeland, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 Still, Reed did not shy away from speaking in superlatives on Monday. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 4 May 2024 As a cherished landmark of San Francisco, the Palace Hotel doesn't shy away from its historic appearance. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2024 Some millennials shy away from life insurance because the process is too complex. Ebony Flake, Essence, 18 Apr. 2024 Zimmerman doesn't shy away from the narrative difficulties. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 17 Apr. 2024 Still, Gadd doesn't shy away from his own complicity in what transpired with Martha, frequently painting himself in a negative light as the story unfolds over the course of seven episodes. Megan McCluskey, TIME, 17 Apr. 2024

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“Shy (away) from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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