Thesaurus / chary

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Nor was he chary at first of saying that he had taken his grand-niece in because there was no one else to whom she could go.

The Mercure—the staid Mercure, so chary of its praise—can find no word to describe her acting but that of sublime.

When seen on his customary stand, he was avoided by all who were chary of their character, or scrupulous of appearances.

The BravoJ. Fenimore Cooper

In like manner, Jane's female associates were chary about being in evidence.

Moreover, his opinions on many subjects were known to be extreme, and he was not chary of displaying them.

Father StaffordAnthony Hope

They are chary of using their big guns after dark in case they should give away their positions.

He is chary of detail, and what he adds is added for its own immediate importance rather than for its remoter power of suggestion.

MiltonSir Walter Alexander Raleigh

I looked wistfully at the maid beside me, chary of intrusion into the intimacy of her silence.

The Maid-At-ArmsRobert W. Chambers

They exhausted Sid, they exhausted Ann, and Kipps was chary of his riches.

KippsH. G. Wells

Your veritable Englishman, in his discourse, is as chary as your genuine Frenchman is prodigal, of action.

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