in a cautious way, with attention to possible risks and dangers:Although somewhat "folksy" in his interview, the congressman carefully avoided pitfalls where he would be vulnerable to attack.
in a thorough, attentive, or painstaking way, giving thought to avoiding errors or omissions:I have to carefully examine the copy editor's marked-up manuscript, double-checking everything and approving or vetoing changes.
- qua·si-care·ful·ly, adverb
- ul·tra·care·ful·ly, adverb
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How to use carefully in a sentence
Without a unified standard, it’s important to be careful and do your research when purchasing a filter.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp | Joe Jackson | November 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Their study, released in preprint, also suggests the power of careful initial targeting in reducing deaths.
Jung, like Freud, recognized that possibility and was generally careful not to be dogmatic in his conclusions.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners | Paul Halpern | November 18, 2020 | Nautilus
Those are two very… unfortunately it’s a, it’s a fine line when you look at how careful people try to be about coding the language to sort of get around it.
I used a bandage, and it did a great job, but be careful to position it well the first time—when you remove it, fuzz from the cloth will stick to it.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
The EPA felt that the State Department had not looked carefully enough at the impact of the pipeline if oil prices fell.
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However, it deserves to be carefully studied in order to update the information which is provided to the volunteers.
Ferret is a carefully chosen comparison, implying diligence but absolutely no imagination.
They carefully scanned open windows along the route, looking for places where a shooter might hide.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era | Gary May | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
There was no one in sight, and he carefully raised the cover a little way and tried to look in.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
"It will go through, if I live," calmly replied Harry, as he carefully concealed the message in the lining of his coat.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
And lifting them carefully one off the other, he took out a deal box that had stood in the lowest stratum.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
We came down the rest of the mountain more carefully, though still a great deal too fast.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley