in a wary manner.

Origin of warily

First recorded in 1545–55; wary + -ly
Related formso·ver·war·i·ly, adverb
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Related Words for warily

carefully, cautiously, vigilantly, watchfully

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  • "I think I see what you mean," said the psychologist, warily.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells

  • There's nothing for it but to go on warily, and maybe at the next halt we might escape from them.'

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • I had found the latch by this time, and warily I drew the door open.

    In Kings' Byways

    Stanley J. Weyman

  • Warily he picked it up and glanced at it, still covering me carefully.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • It stepped back from the rim of the ledge and looked at him; warily, as he looked at it.

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin