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
When the researchers returned weeks later wearing the same masks, but empty-handed, the crows continued to harass them and were wary of the area for days after.
That, in turn, will leave space for Arsenal's full backs to to exploit and the two Spaniards will need to be wary of when to venture forward and when to stay back.
Dealers in the county were wary of speaking to a reporter for this story, Fox and Eakle declined to have photos taken of their shops out of concern for security.
Like many Lebanese citizens, Johan Sakr used to be wary of refugees.
Authorities in Austin are warning residents to be wary of unexpected packages after two bombings on Monday and another one earlier this month.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may occupy West Wing offices in Donald Trump's White House, but one person who may be wary of Jared's ascension?
But going into the MAC Tournament, Central Michigan (19-13) is another team to be wary of as the Chippewas are starting to build a head of steam.
Neighbors reported being wary of the house, which has surveillance cameras on its roof.
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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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