One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that deliberately avoids potential problems or dangers.‘we must proceed cautiously’‘such laws have been cautiously welcomed’
- ‘They laughed with their friends as if they had all the time in the world, but still watched the clock cautiously, lest they miss their bus.’
- ‘The film is cautiously optimistic in its portrayal of how intense love can transcend death.’
- ‘The camera is now a portal through which we may spy cautiously on his hapless world of emotionally isolated human beings.’
- ‘The artist appears to have forgotten, or cautiously avoided, his revolutionary ideals.’
- ‘She got cautiously back to her feet, but didn't walk any nearer.’
- ‘I strolled cautiously toward it and twisted the doorknob carefully.’
- ‘It may be anticipated that the court will exercise the power cautiously and only in appropriate circumstances.’
- ‘The introductory words seem to be very cautiously expressed.’
- ‘This principle is sparingly and cautiously used and may never be employed to imply a term in conflict with the express terms of the text.’
- ‘She peeked cautiously this way and that—there was no sign of the usual chaos caused by the goat's antics.’
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