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wary
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • "Yes, about four years—that's correct," Dan said warily.
    p. 560.3
  • My mother, in turn, was wary—at first, she feared for her clothes.
    p. 99.7
  • Was Dan wary of her?
    p. 110.7
  • He never seemed wary.
    p. 110.7
  • Whereas the Rev. Mr. Merrill had heeded his calling as a young man—he had always been in, and of, the church—the Rev. Mr. Wiggin was a former airline pilot; some difficulty with his eyesight had forced his early retirement from the skies, and he had descended to our wary town with a newfound fervor—the zeal of the convert giving him the healthy but frantic appearance of one of those "elder" citizens who persist in entering vigorous sporting competitions in the over-fifty category.
    p. 113.9
  • The tallish boy, the notorious cemetery vandal, sprawled his legs into the center aisle, indifferently creating a hazard for the elderly, the infirm, and the unwary.
    p. 240.8
  • Her wariness matured her; she had always known how to dress—I think it ran in the family.
    p. 297.7

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