from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cautiously; warily.
  • Cunningly; slyly; craftily.


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  • Which the indiscreete youth perceyving, and thinking her to be some great Lady: began also to grow halfe perswaded, that his comely person was pleasing to her and therefore he would carrie this good fortune of his somewhat cautelously.

    The Decameron

  • She answered cautelously, and said that they did it because that S. Lucy, which should have been his wife, had found one which had a more fairer and nobler heritage than his was, the which they would buy tofore ere they should assemble by marriage.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2


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