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[wair-uh-lee] /ˈwɛər ə li/
in a wary manner.
Origin of warily
1545-55; wary + -ly
Related forms
overwarily, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gram smiled as Bud came forward, and he looked at her warily.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • There's nothing for it but to go on warily, and maybe at the next halt we might escape from them.'

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Surrounded by snares in which an ordinary youth would have perished, William learned to tread at once warily and firmly.

  • It stepped back from the rim of the ledge and looked at him; warily, as he looked at it.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • In some parts every trace of path is smothered by sand, and quicksand also must be warily avoided.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • "I think so," said Max warily, beginning to guess the trend of her questions.

    A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson

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