GINGERLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GINGERLY
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gingerly
 ad.  with great care or delicacy; cautiously
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Pork beamed under the praise and gingerly rubbed his bandaged leg.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  He patted her shoulder timidly, gingerly at first, and when she did not rebuff him he became bolder and patted her firmly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  Usually he was gingerly when he did this, as if he anticipated being impatiently shaken off, but tonight there was a far-off look in his eyes and his arm was firm about her waist.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  But, she told herself time and again, she would have to walk easily, gingerly, be meek under insults, yielding to injustices, never giving offense to anyone, black or white, who might do her harm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  The conductor took his nickel gingerly, with the tips of his fingers, and then left him with the platform to himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
6  Chauffeurs were jumping down; here old ladies gingerly advanced black legs with silver-buckled shoes; old men striped trousers.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
7  She would venture very gingerly on that experiment.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
8  'I'd love to touch them,' she said, putting her fingers gingerly through the bars of the coop.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  Laurie screwed up his face and obeyed with a gingerly peck at each little cheek that produced another laugh, and made the babies squeal.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
10  The boys who had been painted walked about or stood still awkwardly, touching their faces in a gingerly fashion with their furtive fingertips.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  These, in turn, leaned gingerly on a sad-colored schoolhouse.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IV
12  Before they were quite tired of the concert Carol led them in a dancing procession to the dining-room, to blue bowls of chow mein, with Lichee nuts and ginger preserved in syrup.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  "Yes, this must be ginger," peering into the as yet untasted cup.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
14  The girl brought him a plate of grocer's hot peas, seasoned with pepper and vinegar, a fork and his ginger beer.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
15  When he had eaten all the peas he sipped his ginger beer and sat for some time thinking of Corley's adventure.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
Example Sentence:
1  The snake charmer reached out gingerly to touch the snake in his basket.
2  We had to explore this possibility very gingerly.
3  To separate egg whites, first crack the egg gingerly.
4  The Prime Minister appointed some new ministers to ginger up her administration.
5  I set up a ginger group on the environment.
6  This writer, also a tuna fan, opts for the ahi Napoleon with pickled ginger and sesame soy drizzle.
7  Use a piece of fresh ginger to impart a Far-Eastern flavour to simple ingredients.
8  Flat prose and flat ginger ale are equally insipid: both lack sparkle.
9  Spicy-sweet candied ginger is a nice match for the tart, and sometimes bitter, grapefruit juice.