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Word: chary

Definition: cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold


Sentences Containing 'chary'

As he had no idea of deceiving her, and always desired to please her, he was thus made chary of launching into expense.
His father, Kalu, for instance, is a cruel man; he is greedy and ill spoken; he blames Mardana for spoiling his son; and Guru Nanak is rather chary of meeting him.
Madame Defarge wore no rose in her head, for the great brotherhood of Spies had become, even in one short week, extremely chary of trusting themselves to the saint's mercies.
This variable was discovered by C. Ragoonatha Chary at the Madras Observatory in India.

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