Origin of gingerly
OTHER WORDS FROM gingerlygin·ger·li·ness, noun
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How to use gingerly in a sentence
Davis, who missed 30 consecutive games during the regular season with a right calf strain and was moving gingerly during Game 3 with a left knee sprain, appeared to suffer the groin injury in the final minute of the second quarter.Anthony Davis exits early from Lakers’ Game 4 loss to Suns with groin strain|Ben Golliver|May 30, 2021|Washington Post
You will gingerly open the front door hoping the cat is not on alert waiting to escape as you go in the house.
I’d eat a plate of food and load up a perfect bite on my fork to carefully feed to somebody, one hand gingerly hovering below to catch falling crumbs, so I could watch the smile spread over their face as they chewed it.
With lights in hand, divers Jeff Milisen and Sarah Mayte snapped up-close photos of nearly 80 larval fishes, then gingerly captured and shipped them to scientists to be studied alongside their mugshots.Dazzling underwater photos capture new views and scientific detail of fish larvae|Devin A. Reese|March 30, 2021|Science News
As she gingerly hobbled behind the baseline, she nearly tumbled over as staff members rushed to assist her.Maryland’s high-scoring offense adds another weapon with the return of Angel Reese|Kareem Copeland|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
In one of the activities men practiced putting the dolls gingerly on their backs to carry them.
I gingerly walked down the center staircase and out into what was a chilly, sunny October morning.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gingerly, about 30 couples lay down and squatted on mats and rugs for the mass face-sit.Britain’s Record-Breaking Face-Sitting Porn Protest|Nico Hines|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The political and cultural climate was shifting, but gingerly.How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars|Tim Teeman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He gingerly lifted it up from its defensive position outside the army barracks and placed it in my hand.Creating Consequences for South Sudan’s Political Elite|Justine Fleischner|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sergeant Burton knelt down and gingerly laid his hand upon the stained linen over the breast of Sir Lucien.Dope|Sax Rohmer
In this gingerly way did the deputies lift the curtain and peer down the road to revolution.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
She held it gingerly in her fingers and extended her arm over the sheer dark descent into the thronged street.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Nagpirigpirig siya sa hagdan nga nagkurugkurug, He was walking gingerly on the wobbly steps.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Up another gangway enough cordite to blow up the whole of Liverpool was being gingerly carried in small cases.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young