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[wair-uh-lee] /ˈwɛər ə li/
in a wary manner.
Origin of warily
First recorded in 1545-55; wary + -ly
Related forms
overwarily, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Gram smiled as Bud came forward, and he looked at her warily.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He moved quickly but warily, keeping a sharp lookout on every side.

    Lorraine Robert W. Chambers
  • Surrounded by snares in which an ordinary youth would have perished, William learned to tread at once warily and firmly.

  • But he watched Gusterson warily as they walked down the hall.

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

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • We approached it warily and with stealth, for we were now travelling with great caution.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid

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