Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Sorrowfully.
  • adv. With care; attentively, circumspectly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a careful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sorrowfully.
  • With care, anxiety, or solicitude; with pains taking.
  • Heedfully; watchfully; attentively; cautiously; providently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact
  • adv. taking care or paying attention

Etymologies

From Middle English carfulli, carefulliche, from Old English carfullīċe ("carefully, diligently"), equivalent to careful +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lords are selected from Montfaucon Monarchie Françoise.] [Footnote II. 16: _ ---- more than carefully it us concerns, _] _More than carefully_ is _with more than common care_; a phrase of the same kind with _better than well_.

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  • Many of these products are quite effective, but be sure to read the label carefully so you know all the ingredients.

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  • If you choose anything besides 100 percent lanolin cream, read the label carefully and strictly avoid arachis oil, which is peanut oil.

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  • He emphasizes that while the information on the label is nowhere near as important as how the wine tastes to you, nevertheless, reading the label carefully can provide you with some useful information about the wine inside.

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  • Look for an EPA registration number on the label, and read the label carefully to see what sort of effectiveness it has and to make sure that the product you select will do the job you want done—kill mold or mildew, funguses, viruses, or bacteria, or act as a broad-spectrum general household disinfectant.

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  • Buying the dip or shampoo yourself means you can read the label carefully please do and choose the product you think is best.

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  • Alexander turned in the doorway, his expression carefully neutral.

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  • Regarding laundry detergent: Check the label carefully, as the formula may change even if the name on the box stays the same.

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  • Hurstgrove met her stare, his expression carefully blank.

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  • He kept his expression carefully neutral as she slammed around the kitchen.

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