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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carefullyadverb

    taking care or paying attention

    "they watched carefully"

  2. cautiously, carefullyadverb

    as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact

    "she ventured cautiously downstairs"; "they handled the incident with kid gloves"


  1. carefullyadverb

    In a careful manner.

  2. carefullyadverb

    With attention to the result.

    He carefully avoided the subject all evening.

  3. Etymology: From carfulli, carefulliche, from carfullice, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carefullyadverb

    Etymology: from careful.

    Envy, how carefully does it look? how meager and ill-complexion’d? Collier.

    You come most carefully upon your hour. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    By considering him so carefully as I did before my attempt, I have made some faint resemblance of him. Dryden.

    All of them, therefore, studiously cherished the memory of their honourable extraction, and carefully preserved the evidences of it. Francis Atterbury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carefullyadverb

    in a careful manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1437

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2021

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carefully' in Adverbs Frequency: #132

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of carefully in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

  2. Norihiro Fujito:

    But we still need to take our time to assess the market condition carefully.

  3. Ukranian Proverb:

    The church is near, but the way is icy, The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.

  4. Ajit Pai:

    Last week's carefully managed rollout was designed to downplay the plans of a massive intrusion in the Internet economy ... . I have now read the 332-page plan. It is worse than I had imagined.

  5. Claire Doan:

    We're working closely with our program leadership, faculty and risk managers to carefully assess the situation in France and elsewhere to see if any changes need to be made.

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