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wary
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

8 uses
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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • Here she paused to take a breath, and then she turned to Phoebe, who was looking at her with wide, wary eyes.
    p. 387.9
  • When Dorothy March, tall and slender in a trim gray suit, finally opened the door, Caroline ignored her wary glance at Phoebe, lifted the car seat, and stepped inside.
    p. 91.9
  • Watching them, her heart always opened with a kind of wary gladness.
    p. 134.5
  • Mark was watching him less warily now.
    p. 147.8
  • In the first weeks, Caroline had watched warily, braced against the sorts of comments she'd heard too often, on playgrounds, at the grocery store, in the doctor's office.
    p. 159.2
  • He sat on the edge of the bed, too stunned, too wary of good news—as he would always be, all his life—to allow himself real joy.
    p. 260.1
  • She looked at him for a moment; her eyes were warm, sherry-tinted brown, wary.
    p. 268.2
  • He opened his eyes to see her stepping back, her eyes, bright and wary, fixed on his, her scissors glinting.
    p. 275.9

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