Gingerly in a sentence

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Definition of Gingerly

  • Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.
  • in a gingerly manner

How to use gingerly in a sentence. Gingerly pronunciation.

It was as dark as pitch, and one had to imagine the spectacle of those fourteen scant-clad men roosting gingerly on trunks and beds, for not a thing could be seen.
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So now she untied Nap gingerly, with many rueful glances at her geraniums, and led him away to the field behind the house, where she tied him safely to a post with such an abundance of knots that there was small fear of his getting away.
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He tiptoed gingerly back to his place.
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I touched Jim gingerly on the arm.
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Keeping it perfectly horizontal he carried it carefully out to the waiting automobile and placed it gingerly in the box. "Wouldn't it be a good thing to fill the box with water?
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The door was opened and we followed gingerly across the dirty deck of the freight ship.
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They were stiff, and he walked gingerly in his socks to the fire to thaw them out.
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Mr. Swinton, looking very pale and uncomfortable, took the note gingerly between his fingers.
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Gingerly seating himself upon the narrow settee Mr. Hyde murmured, wonderingly: "Say!
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Exel, who had walked across to the table, and with a horror-stricken face was gingerly examining the victim, now exclaimed:- "Why!
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The little servant had brought her a bowl of water and an apron, and Lucy was going gingerly through an operation she detested.
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Keeping it perfectly horizontal he carried it carefully out to the waiting automobile and placed it gingerly in the box.
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Constance made an elderly prim plucking gesture at Sophia's bare arm, but she followed Sophia gingerly into the forbidden room, which was, however, empty.
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Gingerly is good King Tarquin shaving.
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What is't that you Tooke vp so gingerly?
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We sat gingerly in the places he'd cleared, and then he came back and sat down too.
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Hawkins reached gingerly with one foot for a place on the ladder.
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She envied the blue coolness of the mountains, or breathed gingerly because the sting of alkali-dust was in the air, or noted with impersonal attention the flash of sun on a horse struggling in the far off corrals.
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Even now he went with gingerly steps, the gun thrust out before him.
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Panurge bibbed and boused of it most villainously, for he was as dry as a red-herring, as lean as a rake, and, like a poor, lank, slender cat, walked gingerly as if he had trod upon eggs.
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Examples of Gingerly

Example #1
Then came occasional little interruptions of the silence, and one could recognize a man and tell his locality by his voice, or locate any other sound a sufferer made by his gropings or changes of position.
Example #2
Then followed the strangest silence-a silence of grisly suspense it was, too-waiting, expectancy, fear.
Example #3
When the mystified Cynthia Ann had returned home Miss Cordelia set about getting her tea and thinking over the plan that had come to her concerning her white elephant.
Example #4
Miss Cordelia always adapted herself quickly and calmly to new circumstances.
Example #5
The minister, with an unusual flush on his thin, ascetic face, rose suddenly and gave out the opening hymn.
Example #6
Eben Craig looked exceedingly foolish.