Definition of Leerily
1. leery [adv] - See also: leery
Lexicographical Neighbors of Leerily
leerily (current term)
Literary usage of Leerily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Spanish-American War: Embracing a Complete Review of Our by Henry Watterson (1898)
"... you are a model soldier with one exception." "What's that, Colonel?" asked John, just a shade leerily, it must be confessed. " You will get drunk. ..."
2. Desultory Notes on Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary by James B. Montogomerie- Fleming (1899)
"leerily," gang warily, go cautiously. I am almost sure I heard this expression used by an old Scotch gentleman one frosty morning when the roads were very ..."
3. Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and Biographical, of by Robert Chambers (1879)
"... where doth faithful Gelert roam, leerily smiled the morn ; The flower of all his race; :iy a brach, nnd many a hound, So true, so brave—a lamb at home, ..."
4. Letters from Bombay by D. Aubrey (1884)
"Nothing will satisfy them but to set one spinning, and as they watch the breaking yarn they leerily grin. I found them clean in their persons, ..."