• WordNet 3.6
    • n chariness the trait of being cautious and watchful
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chariness The quality of being chary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chariness The quality of being chary; caution; care; frugality; sparingness; parsimony; disposition to withhold or refrain from bestowing.
    • n chariness Nicety; scrupulousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chariness . See Chary.
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  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    “Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.”


In literature:

They are chary of using their big guns after dark in case they should give away their positions.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Elsin, be chary of your favors.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
His chariness of speech often saved him much breath.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Travelled much, but he's chary of making new friends.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Miss Tredgold enhanced its value by being chary in regard to it.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Professor Kraemer was a keen advocate of this subject, but I was chary of forming any opinion without deeper investigations.
"Lola" by Henny Kindermann
The government is my cow, and she is apt to be very chary in her supply; she does run dry with uncommon quickness.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
She is ever chary of exact repetitions.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
I am sure it does no good, and makes people chary of writing.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
Accordingly the new constitutions were very chary of the powers to be exercised by the governor.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske

In poetry:

Of slighting all the winkly brood
I surely had been chary,
If I had known they formed the food
And stock-in-trade of MARY.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
What though night of light to thee be chary?
What though stars of hope like flowers take flight?
Seest thou all things here, where all see vary
Night and light?
"One Of Twain" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Let us once more fill, ere the final chill,
Every vein with the glow of the rich canary!
Since the sweet hot liquor of life's to spill,
Of the last of the cellar what boots be chary?
"Two Moods Of Failure" by Helen Gray Cone
Thy virtue makes not vice of mine,
Unlike, but none the less divine;
Thy toil adorns, not chides, my play;
Nature of sameness is so chary,
With such wild whim the freakish fairy
Picks presents for the christening-day.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Charis Wilson, Model and Muse, Dies at 95.
Charis Wilson, who was lover, muse, model, amanuensis and wife of the photographer Edward Weston and the subject of many of his best-known nude portraits, died on Friday in Santa Cruz, Calif She was 95.
My Years with Edward Weston by Charis Wilson and Wendy Madar North Point, 376 pp.
Standing beside the new plaque honoring Cyrus H Nathan '30 Distinguished Faculty Chari Awardees are the first recipients.
F, Prof Charis Eng MD.
Belk recently donated $5,000 to Charis Health Center for Women's Health.
"We are pleased to present this check on behalf of Belk , Inc and our store to benefit women's health at Charis Health Center," said Jeff Perry, Belk Store Manager.
Fulton County Youth Bureau Director Charis Gray could be out of that part-time job if supervisors decide Tuesday to consolidate the bureau's administration into the county Office for Aging.
Charis Neufeld, 4, of Elk Grove gets some help from mom Jenn Neufeld at the downtown ice rink.
Her name is Charis B She's a Playboy Playmate.
Viji Chary, of Fremont, children's book author poses with her book "Porcupine Seeds" for a photograph in Fremont, Calif, on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012.
In fact, Ms Moning, who recently moved from Cincinnati to rural Indiana, is "the reigning queen" of the Scottish romance subgenre, according to Charis Calhoon, communication manager for Romance Writers of America.
Cyprus-born Charis Theocharides, now 35, when she was a student in Arizona.
Marla returned to the South Bend area in 2003, and Charis followed her.
Chari Streich and Jason Spear have announced their engagement.

In science:

Vyjayanthi Chari and Andrew Pressley. A guide to quantum groups.
Centers, cocenters and simple quantum groups
Beckman D, Chari A, Devabhaktuni S and Preskill J 1996 Efficient networks for quantum factoring, Phys.
Quantum Computing
BCP] Beck, J., Chari, V., Pressley, A.N., An algebraic characterization of the affine canonical basis, to appear, Duke.
Monomial Bases of Quantized Enveloping Algebras
Chari, Minimal Affinizations of Representations of Quantum Groups: the Rank 2 Case, Publ.
On the Comultiplication in Quantum Affine Algebras
Our new NC algorithm uses fewer random bits while doing less work than the previously best NC algorithm by Chari, Rohatgi, and Srinivasan.
Reducing Randomness via Irrational Numbers