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Examples of wary in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of wary, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

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EXAMPLES - Wary in a Sentence

  1. He stopped and slowly turned, his expression wary. (source)
  2. There seemed to be a kind of wary alliance between them. (source)
  3. She sat in the chair opposite from him, her expression wary. (source)
  4. He said many members of Congress are "wary" of expanded trade. (source)
  5. I'm kind of wary of your review since you said a MacBook Pro died. (source)
  6. I'm just kind of wary because of my track history with the GTA series. (source)
  7. Alexandra Burke has revealed that she is "wary" of finding a boyfriend. (source)
  8. The California Association of Health Plans is "wary" about the foundation idea, said (source)
  9. US 'wary' of Pak ability to break Taliban-Qaeda nexus in Afghanistan through dialogue (source)
  10. Still, some economists remain wary about the potential for action at Thursday's meeting. (source)
  11. The Contessa spun to the Comte, her expression wary and her violet eyes dauntingly sharp. (source)
  12. I agree, I have run into many clients who are a bit "wary" due to the myriad online scams and such. (source)
  13. So I remain wary of the argument that a PDF of a manuscript is so unpleasant that no one will read it. (source)
  14. But when you've been out of work for certain amount of time -- for a decade or so -- you're kind of wary of it all. (source)
  15. The two groups lived in wary but peaceful proximity, despite growing sectarian animosity elsewhere on the Subcontinent. (source)
  16. The child must be comfortable in order to remain motionless; which you know is vital to calling a wary gobbler into gun range. (source)
  17. She stayed in the same position in a kind of wary stupor; there was no telling how Conn would react to having his wishes flaunted. (source)
  18. I guess my reputation had preceded me and Martha was kind of wary of hooking up with a guy who thought he had a future in show business. (source)
  19. In May, according to the Wall Street Journal, he said he was "wary" of government subsidies but that he supported federal help for nuclear power. (source)
  20. Netanyahu (if he were certain Netanyahu was eager for peace it would make it harder, not easier, for Abbas to enter talks!) or he is "wary" of Obama. (source)
  21. "You're wanting bombita, you better go see Sendero Luminoso, " she said, giving him the kind of wary, patronizing smile one might give a known lunatic. (source)
  22. Notably more dovish than some of his colleagues, Evans said he was worried that unemployment may tick higher and he was "wary" of engaging in asset sales too early. (source)
  23. "Quite that," agreed Salteris with a gentle smile, though Caris, watching him, thought he glimpsed a kind of wary scrutiny as the Archmage met the mad wizard's eyes. (source)
  24. Mr. Viniar has never made an appearance on CNBC, for example, and he has remarked he is "wary" of public appearances because his comments could be taken out of context. (source)
  25. The message began to play back, causing Tory to sit up straighter in her seat, her expression wary now as she looked across at her father; his brows were raised ruefully. (source)
  26. As Connecticut voters remain wary of Sen. Chris Dodd, one state Democrat is openly suggesting the five-term senator abandon his re-election bid 'for the good of the party.' (source)
  27. Don't be "wary" (overly guarded), as this can draw your focus away from important tasks and clamp down on your creativity and openness, simply be "aware" (appropriately guarded). (source)
  28. (CNN) - As Connecticut voters remain wary of Sen. Chris Dodd, one state Democrat is openly suggesting the five-term senator abandon his re-election bid "for the good of the party." (source)
  29. Jason Spezza, the Senators top centre, had cautioned his team would have to be "wary" through the first 10 minutes of the game, expecting a full-out assault from the defending champs. (source)
  30. Basically, African-Americans are still feeling pretty good about their place in society, while Latinos are, as the headline to the story puts it, "wary" about our status in this country. (source)
  31. "In particular, reducing rating over-reliance will require finding appropriate replacements, and it will be important that the authorities remain wary of unintended adverse consequences." (source)
  32. The shoulders were high, the neck unpleasantly sinuous, and the face, a little narrower than human, was handsomely arrogant, with a kind of wary alert mischief that was the least human thing about him. (source)
  33. District Judge Harold Baer said he was "wary" about some of Janette's representations about the Wakabayashi Fund because on some transactions her college-age son was listed as the president and not her. (source)
  34. Donna Christensen, a delegate to Congress from the US Virgin Islands and a Democrat, said she is now "wary" when she drives her Toyota Solara convertible and is concerned for family members who also drive Toyotas. (source)
  35. She held the distaff which she bore in her hand (for she had been spinning) as if it were a spear; her limbs were goodly and shapely, and she trod the thick grass of the Vale with a kind of wary firmness, as though foemen might be lurking nearby. (source)
  36. Some scholars such as Kathy Peiss, Nan Enstad and James Livington tend to see consumption as a means of expressing identity and subjectivity, whereas others such as Sara Deutsch remain wary of the way consumer goods can be used to coerce and change cultures. (source)
  37. Explaining that the BBC was 'wary' of reporting the controversy over Mr Cook's private life, Mr Price continues: 'I duly followed the Patten story after having it confirmed, off the record, by Peter Mandelson, now "minister without portfolio" but in effect minister for information.' (source)
  38. Yet some governments remain wary that such investment will lead to the 'development trap': a flood of cash that results in heightened corruption and largesse without building indigenous capacity, knowledge, management skills, or that allows movement up the global economic value chain. (source)
  39. Besides they are freed in this from many other infirmities, solitariness makes them more apt to contemplate, suspicion wary, which is a necessary humour in these times, [4074] Nam pol que maxime cavet, is saepe cautor captus est, he that takes most heed, is often circumvented, and overtaken. (source)
  40. (Miliband said the decision was wrong because it was taken on the basis that Megrahi had less than three months to live, which has turned out not to be true.) 9. 27am: General Sir Mike Jackson, the former head of the army, told the Today programmehe was "wary" of setting deadlines for withdrawal from Afghanistan. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "wary" 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 37 synonyms for wary.

alert, attentive, cagey, calculating, canny, chary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, distrustful, doubting, frugal, gingerly, guarded, handling with kid gloves, heedful, keeping on one's toes, leery, on guard, on the lookout, on the qui vive, provident, prudent, safe, saving, sly, sparing, suspicious, thinking twice, thrifty, unwasteful, vigilant, walking on eggs, watchful, watching one's step, watching out, wide-awake


We have 11 antonyms for wary.

careless, certain, foolish, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscreet, negligent, rash, reckless


Pronunciation: (wârˈē)

Syllabification: wa-ry


View up to 25 definitions of wary from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
  2. (adjective) Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
  2. (adjective) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
  2. (adjective) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; watchful; on the alert against surprise or danger; ever on one's guard.
  2. (None) Guarded; careful as to doing or not doing something; chary.
  3. (None) Characterized by caution; guarded.
  4. (None) Prudent; circumspect; wise.
  5. (None) Synonyms Careful, circumspect, etc. See list under cautious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  2. (adjective) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide