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wary
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

12 uses
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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
    Forward (68% in)
  • Warily Bilbo followed him, as he went along, cursing, and talking to himself about his 'precious'; from which talk at last even Bilbo guessed the truth, and hope came to him in the darkness: he himself had found the marvellous ring and a chance of escape from the orcs and from Gollum.
    Prologue (78% in)
  • He found he could hide from daylight and moonshine, and make his way swiftly and softly by dead of night with his pale cold eyes, and catch small frightened or unwary things.
    1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — The Shadow of the Past (69% in)
  • Be bold, but wary!
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Fog on the Barrow-Downs (95% in)
  • 'I have quick ears,' he went on, lowering his voice, 'and though I cannot disappear, I have hunted many wild and wary things and I can usually avoid being seen, if I wish.
    1.10 — Book 1 Chapter 10 — Strider (7% in)
  • If that is so, we must be wary.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (59% in)
  • But let us go on down warily, and we shall see.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Flight to the Ford (49% in)
  • But be wary, and handle it as little as you may!
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Flight to the Ford (76% in)
  • If I had, I should never have gone to Isengard, or I should have gone more warily.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (69% in)
  • It seemed to be wary, and to have some skill in trees, or I might have thought that it was one of you hobbits.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Lothlorien (63% in)
  • If he was still following, he was very wary and cunning.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (32% in)
  • We must go warily tomorrow.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — The Breaking of the Fellowship (5% in)

There are no more uses of "wary" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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