Definition: very cautious; watchful
Definition: very cautious; watchful
Sentences Containing 'wary'
As often as the driver rested them and brought them to a stand, with a wary``Wo ho!
They both looked to the right and to the left into most of the shops they passed, had a wary eye for all gregarious assemblages of people, and turned out of their road to avoid any very excited group of talkers.
For the mind when it is wary and cautelous, and by way of diligent circumspection turneth herself many ways, may then as well be said to go straight on to the object, as when it useth no such circumspection.
We may safely attribute the greater wildness of our large birds to this cause; for in uninhabited islands large birds are not more fearful than small; and the magpie, so wary in England, is tame in Norway, as is the hooded crow in Egypt.
In the time to come, I shall have a wary eye on all admirers; and shall exact a great deal from the successful one, I assure you.'
'Put this and that together, my tender pupil,' returned the wary Mowcher, touching her nose, 'work it by the rule of Secrets in all trades, and the product will give you the desired result.
When serenely advancing on one of these journeys, if any strange suspicious sights are seen, my lord whale keeps a wary eye on his interesting family.
Louis B. Mayer always seemed wary and nervous in her presence.
With time, people became wary of its reputation and other changes subdued its atmosphere; in 1840, Lacroix wrote: "Once the pont Neuf was a perpetual fair; at present, it is just a bridge to be crossed without stopping.".
The DIA report also cast significant doubt on the possibility of a Saddam Hussein-al-Qaeda conspiracy: "Saddam’s regime is intensely secular and is wary of Islamic revolutionary movements.
Nasser was wary of the Syrian military's habitual interference in the country's political affairs and the stark difference in the countries' economies and political systems.
The Syrian public also grew wary of the virtual police state set up in the country by Sarraj.
That is, they look like bees because that helps them avoid bee-wary predators, but they lack stingers.
Rhonda (Parker Posey) and Michael (Chris Kattan)—Adam and Steve's respective best friends—are initially wary of the other's friend and openly hostile toward one another, but soon themselves fall in love and begin dating.
During his time with Zyid, he feels wary of his killing and Zyid's brutality to both traitors and enemies.
Certain cabinet members favored lower corporate taxes, while others were wary of the potential political backlash for cutting taxes on large firms while raising taxes on consumers.
Max trusts Dr. Martinez completely, but remains wary of Jeb.
He opposed the MPLA's mestizo-leadership and was wary of the Soviet Union, despite its support.
They tend to be a nervous, wary species that flees quickly if approached.
The party (alongside "Moderaterna") actively supported the struggle of Baltic peoples against the Soviet regime, whereas Social Democrats were wary of irritating the Soviets.
As such, they were both wary of her and made fun of her when both her and her husband arrived.
Paulus Moreelse makes the link with the dance of death genre by introducing a young boy slyly fingering the coins while keeping a wary eye on the woman to see if she has noticed.
His eyes, neither black, grey, nor blue, greatly resembling those of the owl—always moving, watchful and wary, and the most cruel and vindictive-looking eyes that were ever set in human head."
But Ould Daddah additionally sought the territory in order to prevent it from falling into Moroccan hands, still wary of the officially defunct Moroccan territorial demands on Mauritania.
Despite Kerchak's warnings to be wary of the humans, Tarzan continues to return to the camp and be taught by Porter, Clayton, and Jane to speak English and learn of the human world, and he and Jane begin to fall in love.
In addition, operators must be wary of rectification, in which the arc fails to reignite as it passes from straight polarity (negative electrode) to reverse polarity (positive electrode).
The ones witnessed to will thereafter be wary of all creation evidences and even more inclined to dismiss Christians as nut cases not worth listening to."
The birds are very wary and easily frightened.
Nur ad-Din was always wary of Byzantine intervention in Syria, which may explain his quick release of Bohemond.
First, the folk living to the south of Taeglin were worsened by the Orc-raids, so that the few that remained became wary and from now onwards "about the houses was a ditch and a stockade; and there were paths from stead to stead, and men could summon help at need by horn-calls."
With social services, there are special reasons to be wary.
Wary of Internet scammers, many avoid online services entirely.
On Iran, Cain expressed support for a wary but "diplomatic approach" to nuclear disarmament in an October 2010 interview.
The Croatian Democratic Union has been a cautious supporter, wary of the EU's response.
He eventually decided to pursue a career in AFL football, though wary of the pressures placed on him as the son of a former league superstar and brother of a rising talent.
But in that circle, you have to be wary of everybody and of what they live for: the Dordogne.
The Romans, however, were wary of another war, the Second Punic War having just ended.
When Harvey discovers Scottie is opposing counsel he is taken back and becomes incredibly cautious, wary of Scottie's methods.
Timid cats will be wary of using a litter box which moves and makes noises at certain times.
Adam, a theologian, was wary of the Latinizing influence of Western missionaries and championed the rights of the Melkite Church but also was taken by the Jansenist ideas of Scipione de' Ricci and not liked by the Latin missionaries of Aleppo because of litigations on properties.
Justin is wary knowing that she will have to leave her family and go on the run, something he could never ask her to do.
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lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence