Synonyms for guardedly

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"It had some of the symptoms of a seizure," replied Sir Henry guardedly.

"I don't go much on what Jim's wife says," put in Mrs. Gray, guardedly.

They conversed hurriedly and guardedly, as if they mistrusted each other.

Then the Governor took him, guardedly enough, into his confidence.

"And surely the Shining One is jealous of his own honor," said Constans, guardedly.

She opened it guardedly, and looked earnestly into the face of the stranger.

He opened it guardedly, and his face fell as he pondered the verse.

Her quick wits held it off guardedly for bewildered inspection.

He looked at her guardedly with a quick narrowing of the eyes.

“Wally is the nicest person in our family,” she said guardedly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, past participle adjective from guard (v.). Meaning "reserved and cautious in speech, behavior, etc." is from 1728. Related: Guardedly; guardedness.

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