Definitions

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  • adv. In a cagy manner.

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  • adv. in a cagey manner

Etymologies

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cagy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • “Neither sensational nor cagily sentimental nor self pitying, this grounded, exquisitely written work . . . requires reading.”

    The Memory Palace

  • This from a man who has cagily refused to propose a single structural reform to entitlements in his three years in office.

    Other Comments

  • Okay, I throw my hands up and can only say that Nadler's current show, "Crazy 1961," which he reprises twice more January 15 and 22 at Manhattan's Laurie Beechman Theatre, is yet another in his highly diverting, cagily intelligent enterprises.

    David Finkle: First Nighter: Mark Nadler's Outstanding, Outrageous 'Crazy 1961'

  • And the three-volume tome -- unexpurgated, but written cagily, and yet still self-revealingly at times -- has prompted me to pursue one of the great humorist's own personal delights.

    David Tereshchuk: Celebrating a Virtually Forgotten Media Maestro

  • Delivered rather cagily to me and my partner Fiona over breakfast a few months ago, our son Finn's announcement offered few clues that it might herald something altogether more profound.

    Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen?

  • So it's easy to understand why, when a bank officer shows up wanting to know how three mortgages got sold for the same property within an hour, the participants cagily trick the bank officer into signing the next set of papers and becoming the new owner of a severely overvalued property.

    George Heymont: The Best of BOA: Bay One Acts Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

  • If the case for man-made global warming is really as strong as the so-called "consensus" claims it is, what need have all those climate scientists to behave so cagily?

    Yet Another Climate-Change Scandal

  • In fact, a conspiratorial thought: The green-jacketed members at Augusta seldom explain the reasoning behind anything they do, but it's entirely possible they cagily set up the course for the first round to promote wild, low scoring — a cake and circuses distraction for the rabble.

    Tough Golf and Englishmen

  • Not for herself, but because she had gotten inklings that something might be developing between Vartann and Catherine, an impression that the other woman had cagily neither confirmed nor denied.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • “He asked me not to say,” the staffer answered cagily.

    One Flight Up

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