Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a wary manner; cautiously; with prudence or wise foresight or care.

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

  • adverb In a wary manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a wary manner
  • adverb using caution; cautiously

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

  • adverb in a wary manner

Etymologies

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wary +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He went to the cabin warily, just often enough to give it an air of occupancy.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • “Yes…,” Enrique said, drawing the word out warily.

    A Happy Marriage

  • “Yes…,” Enrique said, drawing the word out warily.

    A Happy Marriage

  • “Yes…,” Enrique said, drawing the word out warily.

    A Happy Marriage

  • “Yes…,” Enrique said, drawing the word out warily.

    A Happy Marriage

  • “Yes…,” Enrique said, drawing the word out warily.

    A Happy Marriage

  • When you did, members of the coalition began to eye each other very warily, which is what the situation is today in the Republican Party.

    The Left Starts to Rethink Reagan

  • And PRUDENCE is nothing else but conjecture from experience, or taking signs of experience warily, that is, that the experiments from which one taketh such signs be all remembered; for else the cases are not alike, that seem so.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • I say "warily" because earlier in the day I had a nasty bash - fell off the bike just as I was leaving the house, here in New Malden, and had to be mopped up by kind people who run the I'm not inventing this! tattoo parlour just round the corner...

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I say "warily" because earlier in the day I had a nasty bash - fell off the bike just as I was leaving the house, here in New Malden, and had to be mopped up by kind people who run the I'm not inventing this! tattoo parlour just round the corner...

    auntie joanna writes

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  • "I might have something to sell," said Tom warily.

    July 21, 2009

  • "Then why don't you just show me?" said Tim, equally wary.

    July 21, 2009