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wary
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

11 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)
  • 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)

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