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guarded

 [gahr´ded]
of uncertain outcome; said of a patient condition.
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Chirac was guardedly optimistic about a possible settlement.
As the date nears, Johnston is guardedly optimistic about winning support for the plan.
No wonder, then, that his view of Soviet life was guardedly positive and that he perceived the war, from which he returned a much- decorated invalid, as a good patriot.
In its latest edition, the BCI Asia Construction Monitor said the sector was guardedly optimistic about its prospects for 1999.
Now, with the local market in ruins, he is guardedly optimistic.
The German company was guardedly optimistic about the possibility of saving the plant, which needs a buyer to step in very soon, before completion of the decommissioning process.
Regardless of the strident rhetoric coming out of Montgomery, Chandler feels guardedly optimistic.
Matthew was still hidden behind the pile of scrap metal, but presently I heard the clanging and clanking of metal hitting metal as he quickly appeared, covered with dark orange rust smudges, and holding an iron pipe guardedly in his hand.
After the meeting, however, the church leaders were guardedly optimistic because the king publicly said he wanted an end to violence, a statement considered a vital message to his followers.
Nevertheless, The Occupational Outlook Handbook 1990-1991 (1991) is guardedly bullish in at least some of its forecasts:
While the DynCorp instructors are fully aware of the challenges and limitations faced by the ANP, they remain guardedly optimistic about the overall chances of success for the training program.