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adj, learier or leariest
dialect Southwest English empty
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(ˈlɪər i)

adj. leer•i•er, leer•i•est.
1. wary; suspicious (usu. fol. by of): I'm leery of his financial advice.
2. Archaic. knowing; alert.
leer′i•ly, adv.
leer′i•ness, n.
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Noun1.leary - United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)Leary - United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
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But as the shades of night fell, Tony, the swaggerer, lost his contempt for Maimie and eyed her fearfully, and no wonder, for with dark there came into her face a look that I can describe only as a leary look.
Maybe she'll revive, and maybe she won't, but just the same I can't help feelin' leary about her."
In a statement issued late last week, the company said King will continue to operate CPEX after Leary leaves ahead of what it called "an amical and mutual change of direction." T
Chairman Paul Leary's words were posted online at the end of April after a 2-0 defeat to Farsley Celtic consigned Marine to the Evo-Stik Premier Division's bottom three on the final day of the campaign.
Sheila Leary has joined Provident Bank as senior vice president, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance director.
Pollan says "it's difficult to imagine" how things might have turned out "if the cultural identity of the drugs had been shaped" by someone like Al Hubbard, a devout, "deeply conservative" Catholic known as "the Johnny Appleseed of LSD." Hubbard, like Leary, thought the substance had the power to change the world, but he favored a more discreet, gradual, and elitist approach, privately turning on "leading figures in business, government, the arts, religion, and technology" instead of publicly urging young people to take the psychedelic plunge.
But now, after being drawn against Graham Alexander's side in the fourth qualifying round, Marine chairman Paul Leary says the prospect of facing Salford is 'absolutely amazing'.
Leary, both running the fence at a torrid pace as they separated themselves from the pack until the second and final stoppage of the night on lap 34 when series rookie Austin Mundie flipped it over in turn one and walked away unscathed.
THE TOPIC: Timothy Leary was a former Harvard professor and a spokesman for LSD.
The river is the only highway linking about 15,000 people in the middle and lower Kuskokwim River, says Mike Leary, director of development and operations for the Native Village of Napaimute.
Emily Leary co-authored the study as a graduate student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and believes toxic chemicals from Superfund sites are being spread through Florida's surface water.
Editors Leary and Kador present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on the role of mobility in the development and understanding of Neolithic societies.