Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being chary; caution

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being chary.

from The 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.

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

  • n. the trait of being cautious and watchful

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Examples

  • 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.

    Mother

  • I said, with a tone and manner whose consummate chariness and frostiness I could not but applaud.

    Villette

  • His principal limitation¬óhis chariness of passion and tragedy¬ódid not entirely reveal itself in the novels which he wrote during the Atlantic period.

    Chapter 6. Howells and Realism. Section 2. William Dean Howells

  • Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.

    Act II. Scene I. The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.

    The Letters

  • 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.

    In Trust

  • 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.

    The Hermit and the Wild Woman

  • His chariness of speech often saved him much breath.

    The Keepers of the Trail A Story of the Great Woods

  • He had the Scottish chariness of bestowing praise or approval, and could surely give Emerson the sense of being

    The Last Harvest

  • 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.

    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1

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