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- (obsolete) Sorrowfully.
- With care; attentively, circumspectly.
As he was a politician, he discussed all subjects carefully, not offending anyone. He carefully studied the papers, while planning his next move. He carefully avoided the subject all evening.
- 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter II:
- Then his sallow face brightened, for the hall had been carefully furnished, and was very clean. ¶ There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
in a careful manner