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chariness

[chair-ee-nis] /ˈtʃɛər i nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being chary.
2.
Obsolete. scrupulous integrity.
Origin of chariness
1565-1575
1565-75; chary + -ness
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  • Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.

    Tales Of Men And Ghosts Edith Wharton
  • "A wilfu man maun hae his ain way—do as you like," rejoined William Brydon, affectin a chariness he did not altogether feel.

  • Not until we have read Men in Battle do we fully appreciate Barbusse's chariness in the use of material effects.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
British Dictionary definitions for chariness

chariness

/ˈtʃɛərɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the state of being chary
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