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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAREFUL

This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.

Andy chose the careful insult which he would throw in Buck's face.

I think we should be careful of our judgment as to when that state has been reached.

But he saw Hester look anxious; and that was enough to put him on his careful honour.

They were so careful that for many days they continued undiscovered.

Then I hope you will be careful what houses you go into, for I hear the small-pox is in the neighborhood.

A careful study of this table will be profitable to the housewife.

Be careful to have some broth ready, for the other that I am to take soon.

Then those girls have an awful time, if they're careful about their associates.

Before I go out, I must inform you of one thing you must be careful about.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cearful "mournful, sad," also "full of care or woe; anxious; full of concern" (for someone or something), thus "applying attention, painstaking, circumspect;" from care (n.) + -ful.

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