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leary

[leer-ee] /ˈlɪər i/
adjective
1.
leery1 .
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  • leary reported everything in readiness, and the signal to go forward was given by a hand-clasp repeated along the line.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • Grace followed her without a moment's hesitation, ordering leary to wait.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • The boys always thought you had good stuff in you since you rode the horse and smashed leary's face that night.

    The Claim Jumpers Stewart Edward White
  • Duvall got out and motioned to Grace and leary to do the same.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • He had taken leary, when a boy, from the work-house; and believed he had no relatives, who would know where he was to be found.

    Lost Lenore Charles Beach
British Dictionary definitions for leary

leary

adjective learier, leariest
1.
(Southwest English, dialect) empty
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leery

adjective

Untrusting; suspicious; wary: He was leery of toting so much money/ Cheyfitz and Farrell exchanged leery glances

[1718+; probably fr British dialect lere, ''learning, knowledge'']

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