Examples of wary in a Sentence
- Great critics are sometimes wary of great authors. Eliot and Pound usually sidled past Shakespeare. —William Logan, New York Times Book Review, 11 Feb. 2001
- Though sycamore wood was much used, pioneers were wary of the tree's fuzzy leaves, which they believed brought allergies and even consumption. —Arthur Plotnik, The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town, 2000
- Modern literary novelists … wary of neat solutions and happy endings, have tended to invest their mysteries with an aura of ambiguity and to leave them unresolved. —David Lodge, The Art of Fiction, 1992
The store owner kept a wary eye on him.
Investors are increasingly wary about putting money into stocks.
Recent Examples of wary from the Web
Jason was mildly wary of his new nicotine habit, as most young Juulers are.
Brussels is also wary of making an exception to WTO rules in exchange for waivers.
Related Israel is increasingly wary of Iran's influence in neighboring Syria, three U.S. officials say.
But Watson was now slightly wary of a man who was increasingly carving out an expanding role for himself.
While the House may have signed off on the first measure, the Senate -- where Harris has less influence -- is more wary of it.
The Naval Acadamy star owed five years of military service following his time in Annapolis and NFL teams were wary of making a pick in 1964 that wouldn’t payoff until 1969, if at all.
But at a time when independents, and even some Republicans, nationally are increasingly wary of the GOP, Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has mounted a serious challenge to Lesko.
And, while his brand of Ayn Randian libertarianism remains influential in tech circles, companies like Facebook are increasingly wary of regulation and Thiel’s bombastic politics invite unwanted scrutiny.
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Synonym Discussion of wary
- a cautious driver
- circumspect in his business dealings
- keeps a wary eye on the competition
- chary of signing papers without having read them first
WARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wary for English Language Learners
: not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble
WARY Defined for Kids
Definition of wary for Students
- The baker's worries about ogres and bandits I thought exaggerated … However, I was wary of strangers.
- —Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
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