Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unwary manner; without vigilance and caution; heedlessly; unexpectedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an unwary manner.

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  • adverb In an unwary manner.

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

  • adverb without heed or caution

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Examples

  • Meggie is beautiful and unaware of it; Dolores possesses the untarnished gloss of youth and makes the most of it, but both respond instantly and unwarily to the men who finally provide them with the attention they have longed for.

    Father Ralph and Humbert Humbert « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The poet Lensky, the childhood sweetheart of Tatyana's sister Olga, unwarily introduces Onegin to the Larin family.

    A Lovestruck 'Onegin'

  • The birds were assembled beneath leafy shade, or made short, languid flights in search of food, all save the majestic buzzard; with broad wings out-spread he sailed the warm air unwarily from ridge to ridge, seeming to enjoy the fervid sunshine like a butterfly.

    John Muir

  • However, be wary of editors asking you to make specific edits or to “clean up a hatchet job” as you may unwarily become their meatpuppet. then we very strongly encourage you to avoid editing Wikipedia in areas where there is a conflict of interest that would make your edits non-neutral (biased).

    Waldo Jaquith - The coming Wikipedia election.

  • To her the move to a less formal country was in itself desirable; there would be less tendency to criticise her when she slipped in the word "like" unwarily, or referred to "something of that".

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • The defenders were more chary of waste, and shot only when they detected a possible target unwarily breaking cover.

    A River So Long

  • It was evident that our friend, Peter Peebles, had unwarily let out something which altered the sentiments of Justice Foxley and his clerk towards Mr. Herries, with whom, until he was known and acknowledged under that name, they had appeared to be so intimate.

    Redgauntlet

  • Said Fafnir, “Few things wilt thou do after my counsel, but take heed that thou shalt be drowned if thou farest unwarily over the sea; so bide thou rather on the dry land for the coming of the calm tide.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Their rifles were slung across their shoulders, they rode unwarily, with as little concern as the members of a touring-club out for a holiday.

    Archive 2008-07-27

  • “My Cecilia, it is now you must summon your fortitude: I left my father without an explanation on my part; — but not till, in his rage of asserting his authority, he had unwarily named his informant.”

    Cecilia

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