Examples of unwary in a Sentence
The fast-moving tide sometimes surprises unwary swimmers.
e-mail scams that take advantage of unwary computer users
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For the most part, Krasinski makes the basics feel iconic rather than generic: an out-of-focus shadow dashing across a hallway; a nail sticking up from a stair tread, waiting for an unwary foot.
Almost every year a careless snowmobiler or unwary hiker dies on the ice near the Richardson Highway.
Everyone has heard that commercial flights are airborne germ factories festering with all manner of nasty bugs lurking in wait to infect unwary passengers.
Last year, the Times reported, a tiger crossed paths with an unwary ranger and killed him on the spot.
Snakes, eels, mollusks, eggs in turtle nests and even unwary birds are also otter fodder.
The lumps typically land with a thump on sidewalks below (making for another Instagram video trend); to protect unwary pedestrians below, city workers have installed red-and-white striped ribbons to cordon off sidewalks subject to hurtling snow.
Babies cried, older children stuck their fingers in their ears, and unwary tourists at La Villita were shaken Saturday afternoon as blasts of cannon fire and musket shots replaced the quaint tranquillity.
The shorter time frame would harm unwary landowners who may not learn of the government’s actions in time to sue.
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UNWARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unwary for English Language Learners
: easily fooled or surprised : not aware of and careful about possible problems, dangers, etc.
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