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warily

[wair-uh-lee] /ˈwɛər ə li/
adverb
1.
in a wary manner.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; wary + -ly
Related forms
overwarily, adverb
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  • Her bodyguards watched warily as power posts swung around her, but the president remained calm.
  • Protesters will watch warily for signs that such services are being closed down.
  • The withdrawal marks the start of a guerrilla war, it said warily.
  • The multinational firms will warily accept invitations to help bring new supplies on stream.
  • But in an emergency, they warily accept, any lifeline will do.
  • Even so, the television companies are stepping warily into the digital future.
  • After more than six hours of getting warily acquainted, the gorillas were returned to their sleeping quarters.
  • They warily approached, and each supported the other in sudden swoons.
  • And as they warily circle each other, their exchanges are charged with a mixture of fear and anguished longing.
  • At that, his eyes widened and he tore off across the lot, looking back warily every ten yards or so.

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