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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He presently halted under a great elm, blew an answering blast, and then began to tiptoe and look warily out, this way and that.
  • When Jeff arrived, Tom accosted him; and "led up" warily to opportunities for remark about Becky, but the giddy lad never could see the bait.
  • So he went to the beetle and began a wary attack on it again; jumping at it from every point of a circle, lighting with his fore-paws within an inch of the creature, making even closer snatches at it with his teeth, and jerking his head till his ears flapped again.
  • He sat down and took a long rest, torturing himself meanwhile to keep awake, and then started warily down the home-stretch.
  • They presently emerged into the clump of sumach bushes, looked warily out, found the coast clear, and were soon lunching and smoking in the skiff.
  • Tom went to the door and began to softly lift the latch; then he pressed gently and the door yielded a crack; he continued pushing cautiously, and quaking every time it creaked, till he judged he might squeeze through on his knees; so he put his head through and began, warily.

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  • She was taught to be wary of strangers.
  • She looked wary as she reached out to pet her friend’s new dog.

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