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In a careful and cautious way

thoroughly

adverb

very carefully, so that nothing is missed

closely

adverb

in a way that involves careful attention to every detail

gently

adverb

carefully, without a lot of force or sudden change in movement

deliberately

adverb

in a slow careful way

critically

adverb

carefully, in order to judge what the good and bad aspects of something are

jealously

adverb

if you guard something jealously, you look after it very carefully because you do not want anyone else to have it

studiously

adverb

in a careful way, with all your attention

cautiously

adverb

in a cautious way

minutely

adverb

very carefully and with a lot of attention to detail

with a critical eye

carefully, in order to make sure that everything is correct or good

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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