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cagey

(ˈkedʒi)
mod. sneaky; shrewd. John is pretty cagey. You have to keep an eye on him.
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The Foreign Ministry cagily said that the talks between the Syrian and
In the build-up, Maccarinelli had vowed to be more defensively minded in the ring, and true to his word, he started the fight cagily against the stockier Lebedev.
The game started cagily, with both sides keeping things tight and no clear-cut chances falling to either team.
in the novel," though cagily "obfuscate (d)" and "cloak(ed)" (154)--is never distinguished with much sharpness from the position, articulated most sharply by critics like James Baldwin and Hortense Spillers (with whom Greven does engage), that Stowe is not in fact "cloaking" Tom's sexuality but refusing it, that Tom must suffer a comprehensive emasculation as the price of his supreme virtue in Stowe's narrative economy.
Others, however, are cagily distancing themselves from the publicly bellicose elements to avoid scaring off peaceful demonstrators, to avoid identifying themselves in advance to law enforcement, and to avoid providing statements that could later be used in court to prove premeditation and conspiracy.
Far from being a writer whose imposing style generates a message deficit, Updike is a serious critic of American religious culture, but he typically mounts his criticisms cagily and indirectly, a strategy that can leave the appearance of antinomianism.
Thus, the sisters cagily use unassailable ideological statements to resist their father's demands.
But the film, written and directed by Scott Burns (co-screenwriter of "The Bourne Ultimatum"), cagily captures both Shiv's jangly desperation and Timofey's resigned despair, fusing them to examine a microcosm of a collapsed society that doesn't realize it's already dead.
Cagily, she will do whatever's necessary to elicit galvanizing performances or excavate deeper meanings from the script.
The show opens a bit cagily without really explaining how these particular women ended up surfing together.
Ortega has done well being courted by these two and has played the two cagily.
As for Benigni's movie plans, following "Pinocchio" and "The Tiger and the Snow," which were local hits but, unlike "Life Is Beautiful," failed to click worldwide, the actor-director cagily claims he has no ideas for a new pic.
Don't put words into my mouth here, for goodness sake," says John, cagily, "but Andy Murray has got enormous talent.
Which is why, after I'd passed the 'Entry beyond this point is on a need-to-know basis' signs, I made my way rather cagily round the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
We're trying to bring in one or two others,' said Bruce cagily.