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  • n. The property of being leery, suspiciousness, distrustfulness.

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Examples

  • For starters, the constant leeriness towards women, the assumption that any vaguely attractive woman was nothing more than mattress-fodder, makes even yours truly - no fan of political correctness - feel uneasy.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • One of Mr. Rodriguez's biggest gripes has been institutional clients 'leeriness about the high cash level his stock fund maintains.

    FPA's Rodriguez to Take Sabbatical

  • Obama's uplifting moment followed an by his former opponent when she did her best to further bridge the divide between those Democrats who express leeriness about Obama.

    Values vs Candidates

  • I encouraged him to update himself, and because he exhibited the same leeriness of his demographic, I also reminded him to take a closer look at Joe Biden, who may assuage some of his concerns.

    Val Strange: North Carolina: Hopeless Hoi Polloi or Step In the Right Direction?

  • One thing the two men share is leeriness toward financial stocks, a stance that has served them well.

    Father, Son Play Together but Invest Apart

  • The tight credit market, rising defaults and leeriness by lenders could help Tygris attract interest from medium-size companies.

    A New Lender Steps Up

  • France and Germany have taken a more even-handed approach, fueled in part by their distrust of Georgian President Saakashvili and leeriness over goading Russia.

    U.S.-Russia Relations Turn Cold

  • Private investors overseas aren't rushing to buy U.S. stocks and bonds because of such leeriness about the U.S. economy, noted a recent report from Goldman Sachs, a factor it said it would be monitoring closely to gauge the dollar's future trajectory.

    Historical Trends Suggest

  • Private investors overseas aren't rushing to buy U.S. stocks and bonds, because of such leeriness about the U.S. economy, a recent report from Goldman Sachs noted, promising to closely monitor that activity in order to gauge the dollar's future trajectory.

    Turning Point for Dollar?

  • Given the military's leeriness of any grassroots collective action, the province had no established civilian government capable of handling a crisis when the waves hit.

    MISSION CREEP

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