Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being chary; caution; care; frugality; sparingness; parsimony; disposition to withhold or refrain from bestowing.
- n. Nicety; scrupulousness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being chary.
- n. the trait of being cautious and watchful
“The little old gray house of the Vlasovs attracted the attention of the village more and more; and although there was much suspicious chariness and unconscious hostility in this notice, yet at the same time a confiding curiosity grew up also.”
“I said, with a tone and manner whose consummate chariness and frostiness I could not but applaud.”
“His principal limitationhis chariness of passion and tragedydid not entirely reveal itself in the novels which he wrote during the Atlantic period.”
“Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.”
“She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.”
“But if, on the whole, the last word remained with Halidon, and Ambrose's personal chariness seemed a trifling foible compared to his altruistic breadth of intention, yet neither of us could help observing, as time went on, that the habit of thrift was beginning to impede the execution of his schemes of art-philanthropy.”
“Ambrose's personal chariness seemed a trifling foible compared to his altruistic breadth of intention, yet neither of us could help observing, as time went on, that the habit of thrift was beginning to impede the execution of his schemes of art-philanthropy.”
“His chariness of speech often saved him much breath.”
“He had the Scottish chariness of bestowing praise or approval, and could surely give Emerson the sense of being”
“There was nothing of the deliberate purpose characterizing the "Chesapeake" affair; yet Mr. Foster, with the chariness which from first to last marked the British handling of that business, withheld the reparation authorized by his instructions until he had received a copy of the proceedings of the court.”
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