gingerly gingerly  /ˈdʒɪn dʒər li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) with extreme care or delicacy
  2. (adv) in a gingerly manner

Usage(s):

  1. In the confusion afterwards a dozen armed men wandered among the wreckage, stepping gingerly through the human remains littering the asphalt.
  2. Sherwood, in his biography Roosevelt and Hopkins, treats this phrase gingerly.
  3. During the hearing, which was focused on the federal bailout program's effect on corporate and commercial real estate lending, Warren gingerly tapped her gavel from the dais.

News

  1. Lions' Bush OK after brief injury scare at minicamp

    Bush walked off gingerly after he went down during a helmets-and-shorts practice at the team's training facility in Allen Park. But Bush quickly returned to the lineup and appeared fine when he ran a few extra passing routes after practice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Overhaul Efforts in Washington Reflect Few Lessons of Housing Crisis

    Congress is working gingerly toward a solution to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a process dominated by emotional battles and financial interests.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. The Trade: Overhaul Efforts in Washington Reflect Few Lessons of Housing Crisis

    Congress is working gingerly toward a solution to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a process dominated by emotional battles and financial interests.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. Ted Rall, president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, said that Obama's race has affected how his colleagues do their jobs: "Without a doubt, people are stepping more gingerly. People are tiptoeing their way through this."
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Ted Rall Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The guy's blocking the plate and Tex slid hard," Girardi said. "I mean, you don't want your runner going in gingerly, because that's how they get hurt."
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Joe Girardi Source: New York Times

  3. "It was odd because I can sit here and tell you I probably could have scored more than 34 tonight. There was a lot of easy shots that I missed," Allen said. "I think those are the moments where I was moving a little gingerly in my foot."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Ray Allen Source: Forbes

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