Examples of leery in a Sentence
They were leery of their neighbors.
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Kightlinger said the biggest hangup was that most Central Valley Project contractors remained leery of the costs, even if Metropolitan was willing to pay them upfront.
Kornhaber: Some people might be leery of using classical terms to describe pop, as it might be seen as a confirming the thought that one is a higher art form than the other.
For decades, Rwandans have been leery of dogs, even viewing them as dangerous, partly because of their role as aggressive security animals and reputation as rabid, unpredictable strays.
Successive presidents, leery of taking financial risks that could trigger a repeat of the 1994 peso collapse, have delivered economic growth that’s dismal by developing-nation standards and left behind a trail of graft allegations and soaring crime.
Sophia King, 4th, who sponsored the plan to change Balbo to honor Wells-Barnett, said last week that the upcoming city elections could be making officials leery of taking up the contentious issue.
City staff was also leery of the plan, recommending the plan commission deny it.
Congressional Republicans are rightfully leery given their experiences on ObamaCare, taxes and other policy initiatives.
And one said its perception as a haven for criminal activity makes some leery of responding.
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Definition of leery for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a lack of trust in someone or something
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