"gingerly" in the adjective sense
with extreme care or delicacy
"they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"
"the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White
"gingerly" in the adverb sense
in a gingerly manner
"gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"
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