- carefully; warily.
- sparingly; frugally.
Origin of charily
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1. guardedly, cautiously.
1. boldly. 2. liberally.
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Examples from the Web for charily
She had heard her speak casually, but charily, of having lived in Fordham.Ruth
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Now they stretched themselves out on their elbows and began to puff, charily, and with slender confidence.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He went and knocked, and, behold, the door was promptly but charily opened.The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere
Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
It is not a difficult task to praise a heroine, and one that should be indulged in but charily.Coniston, Complete
O beauties, look to your busk-points; if not chastely, yet charily: be sure the door be bolted.The Works of John Marston
- cautiously; carefully
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