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wary
used in The Two Towers

11 uses
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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • I spoke warily before my men.
    3.2 — Book 3 Chapter 2 — The Riders of Rohan (68% in)
  • A queer look came into the old eyes, a kind of wariness; the deep wells were covered over.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (12% in)
  • But we must ride more warily; for war is abroad, and the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords, do not sleep, even if it seem so from afar.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — The King of the Golden Hall (6% in)
  • He was crafty: dulling men's wariness, or working on their fears, as served the occasion.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — The King of the Golden Hall (81% in)
  • 'Walk warily!' said Merry.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (3% in)
  • Those who listened unwarily to that voice could seldom report the words that they heard; and if they did, they wondered, for little power remained in them.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (19% in)
  • But you must be wary.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (97% in)
  • Be wary!
    3.11 — Book 3 Chapter 11 — The Palantir (53% in)
  • 'When have I been hasty or unwary, who have waited and prepared for so many long years?' said Aragorn.
    3.11 — Book 3 Chapter 11 — The Palantir (53% in)
  • Very stealthily Gollum led them down the hillside, keeping under cover wherever it was possible, and running, almost bent to the ground, across any open space; but the light was now so dim that even a keen-eyed beast of the wild could scarcely have seen the hobbits, hooded, in their grey cloaks, nor heard them, walking as warily as the little people can.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (83% in)
  • Poor food and wary.
    4.9 — Book 4 Chapter 9 — Shelob's Lair (70% in)

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