- the state or quality of being chary.
- Obsolete. scrupulous integrity.
Origin of chariness
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Examples from the Web for chariness
She had tried to make him divine all this in the chariness of her promise to write.Tales Of Men And Ghosts
Nay, I will consent to act any villany against him, that may not sully the chariness of our honesty.The Merry Wives of Windsor
Not until we have read Men in Battle do we fully appreciate Barbusse's chariness in the use of material effects.The Forerunners
"A wilfu man maun hae his ain way—do as you like," rejoined William Brydon, affectin a chariness he did not altogether feel.
- the state of being chary
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