cautiously cautiously  /ˈkɔ ʃəs li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact
  2. (adv) in a conservative manner

Usage(s):

  1. Surprising even herself, Graham stepped into her husbands role at the Post, first cautiously, then with more assurance.
  2. Affairs of state moved forwardcautiously.
  3. For the cautiously opitimstic, he's screwed up, but we're glad he's willing to acknowledge as much.

News

  1. Arizona farmers cautiously optimistic on Senate bill

    Arizona farmers are cautiously optimistic at the Senate's passage this week of a five-year farm bill, even though it cuts $24 billion from current spending levels.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

  2. Feds Say Autonomous Cars Must Be Regulated - But They Have Clue How To Even Approach It

    With everyone from Audi to Google to Volvo developing autonomous vehicles, the federal government is cautiously getting behind the wheel to regulate how self-driving cars should be operated and legislated.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Auto Spies

  3. TVR's New British Owner Says He Has The Magic Formula To Get It Right

    We Jalops have been cautiously optimistic about the revival of famed British insanemobile TVR so far. Now, an interview with the company's new owner has given us even more reason to be optimistic. Can he really get it right and bring TVR back from the brink? In an interview with PistonHeads , TVR's new owner Les Edgar elaborates on his gearhead street cred, his plans for the company, and how he ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

Quotes

  1. "I'm cautiously optimistic that this could be a turning point for Myanmar to be more flexible, more practical, and face the reality as it is on the ground," Ban told The AP.
    on May 25, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: 940 News

  2. "There are still disagreements that have to be ironed out. There is still work to be done in the next few days," Obama said of the effort to win Senate passage of his top domestic priority by the end of the year. "I'm feeling cautiously...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  3. "I think actually things are slowly, cautiously headed in the right direction," Gates told reporters. "I'm concerned to keep it moving that way."
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

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