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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.

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

  2. carefullyadverb

    With attention to the result.

    He carefully avoided the subject all evening.

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

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. Jess Sinclair:

    We recognize that Chief Adam intends to drive a hard bargain, as should any official representing his constituents. However, the Government of Alberta must carefully consider the interests of Alberta taxpayers.

  2. Albert Bourla:

    There is tremendous value compared to if you have only one or if you don't have any. Tremendous value. It might not be enough on itself, but we are waiting to see, so, you may need to go to get the third booster faster and that's something that they have ... considered very carefully and make their recommendations. But, clearly, having two doses compared to nothing protects you way better than having nothing.

  3. Pope Benedict:

    I may speak. i read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely... read the statement carefully and make your own judgment.

  4. John Keats:

    Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

  5. Nathan Rose:

    That's actually something which was looked at carefully by the regulators when they approved this project, they looked to see if there were any potential environmental sources of tetracycline in the project release area and the conclusion was' No, there weren't.'.

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    • A. pecuniary
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