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guarded

Enclosed, fenced, covered, shielded, or otherwise protected, by means of suitable barriers, rails, screens, covers or casings, mats, or platforms, to prevent dangerous contact.
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We're hopeful we're going to get in front of one more person with one more product -- we're guardedly optimistic," said Dennis McCarthy, national sales manager.
Though Summerville guardedly gives credit to the company for its recent policy change, she notes the deep feeling of hurt that lingered for years after her dismissal, not to mention the financial hardship the termination caused her and her family.
We believe you have cause to be guardedly optimistic.
Concludes Freilich, "We have some more waiting to do before anything transpires, although I am guardedly optimistic that business will be a little better in 2003 than it was in 2002.
My office, and I use the term guardedly, is one of the two bunks in the rear of Spirit of Cardiff's cabin, so it's not possible to use it during the hours of darkness, when two crew are on watch, the other two sleeping.
Simon Fishel, MD, who is treating the Hashmis, said the procedure is "beneficial, and it will be used carefully, guardedly.
I am guardedly optimistic that the economy is beginning to turn," said Moovnes.
That it caught almost all of them by surprise demonstrates how guardedly the CCS board of trustees does its work.
Chief executive Mark Dixon, who has waived his pounds 400,000 salary since August, said the company was now guardedly optimistic about its prospects.
I'm guardedly optimistic for now, but I expect things to pick up in the 3rd and 4th quarters [of 2001]," says Jordan, who recommended the industry leader at $63.
The overall picture of the Asia-Pacific region in 2001 is positive guardedly.
As a long-time Goss customer, and past president of the Metro Users Group, which represents major Goss sites, Hardie is guardedly optimistic.