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Below you will find the definition of warily, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - in a wary manner
EXAMPLES - Warily in a Sentence
- He warily watches for the owner of the yard, Mr Yueh. (source)
- Slowly and warily, the two Knights circle one another. (source)
- They followed them warily, treading noiselessly in the deep snow. (source)
- As the deer disappeared, the party moved warily out into the sunshine. (source)
- Some studied that apparition warily where it rested high up in the trees. (source)
- As a former anarchist, Marston now approaches the world wearily and warily. (source)
- He went to the cabin warily, just often enough to give it an air of occupancy. (source)
- I must tell you we tread very warily with certain issues, like class and gender. (source)
- Her feet and composure regained, Talea warily trailed her husband as far as the sink. (source)
- But Europeans are also looking warily at the new Republican politicians voted into power. (source)
- The hyenas looked at Clindar warily, snarling and holding their ground, as he came nearer. (source)
- American commanders are watching the sluggish government formation process closely and warily. (source)
- The GOP has been warily accommodating the movement, which is showing signs of resisting overtures. (source)
- "All I wish, " said the sloth as he warily lowered his hands, -is to have a look inside your mouth. (source)
- People were watching warily after witnessing the devastation floods have wreaked in Queensland state. (source)
- Tinsley looked up from her nails warily, like someone does when a nurse enters the room with a needle. (source)
- The abbot was regarding her with a warily respectful face, and brows that signalled his guarded wonder. (source)
- I live warily, trying to be prepared for struggles that I haven't yet had, but might eventually have to endure. (source)
- She clung the folds of her robe shut with one hand and clung to the door with the other, eyeing Stephanie warily. (source)
- Michael Dumanis, in "Occasionally, I Write a Poem," on Day 21, concludes warily: "I have nothing to say about the president." (source)
- The jezailchi growled the one-word answer with one eye on King, but the other eye still squinted down the pistol barrel warily. (source)
- Envision a proto-human tribe padding warily through the fragrant ashes of a forest fire as they follow a particularly seductive scent. (source)
- One week later, some Waterbury residents are looking warily at the crime's setting: Holy Land U.S.A., a park built by a devout Catholic, (source)
- As the visitor warily shoved back the hood of his cape the shop's proprietor, a slightly inebriated muskrat, emerged from behind a curtain. (source)
- When he got to his feet and warily stalked toward it, the cockroach scuttled away with a slight rustling noise and disappeared into a crack. (source)
- Investors reacted warily to Ford Motor 's plan to increase sales 50% to eight million vehicles by the end of 2015, with the stock hardly moving Tuesday. (source)
- As the sun sank behind the Pikes, I picked up the axe and found my way warily back down the steep path in the gathering dusk, freezing snow crunching underfoot. (source)
- U.S. stock futures were little changed Thursday ahead of jobless claims, as investors warily eyed euro-zone nations 'reluctance to back Greece's debt-reduction efforts. (source)
- The counties are now playing defense and warily eyeing efforts in the state capital to shift some of the costs of teacher pensions to local governments, among other issues. (source)
- After a dinner party recently, a fellow mother warily pulled out a pack of Marlboro Lights stashed in tin foil and a plastic baggie and growled, "It's either this or an affair!" (source)
- Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl flies home to Arizona most weekends for a packed schedule of campaigning, fundraising and conservative grass-roots organizing as he warily eyes a competitive Republican primary. (source)
- Darya Khan, with the rifle held in both hands, led the way swiftly, but warily; and the last man's eyes looked ever backward, for many a sneaking enemy might have seen them and have judged a stern chase worth while. (source)
- Jeff Brink, a member of an Idaho-based Bureau of Land Management fire crew, had spent the better part of Tuesday doing burnouts and making sure the flames stayed on one side of the highway while warily watching the weather. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Kourtney warily forgives Scott for his violent drunkenness at Kim's birthday party and takes him back, just in time for their son Mason to be born; Kim recovers from her fainting spell and learns to organize her professional life. (source)
- In the search for sustainable energy, they need not be like two awkward dancers warily embracing each other, hopelessly unconnected, as each dances to a rhythm and tune of its own, dominating the other rather than moving in harmony. (source)
- If we really want to get past race, getting past race doesn't mean whites will love us to death, and in the meantime, we will hunker -- we will hunker down behind this barrier, kind of warily eyeing these people who hurt us in the past. (source)
- Now they circled warily; the Shaman staggered, somewhat the worse for wear, and Darian tried to split his attention, using peripheral vision, trying to spot the archer who'd taken that shot at him while keeping the Shaman under his eye as well. (source)
- 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... (source)
- In discussing the fame and material success that came to Norman Mailer when his first novel was published, Amis writes: "After an equivalent success, an English writer might warily give up his job as a schoolmaster, or buy a couple of filing cabinets." (source)
- Though Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and others speak warily about using interest rates or the other "very blunt" tools of the central bank to address problems in specific parts of the economy, he also has said he remains "open-minded" to the idea. (source)
- Given the way things have gone for progressives since the election of Barack Obama, perhaps we shouldn't be blamed for looking warily, as some do, at the spectacle that promises to fill the national Mall at the Rally to Restore Sanity hosted by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "warily" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 4 synonyms for warily.
carefully, cautiously, vigilantly, watchfully
We have 0 antonyms for warily.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of warily from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) in a wary manner
- (adverb) using caution; cautiously
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) In a wary manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) In a wary manner; cautiously; with prudence or wise foresight or care.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) in a wary manner