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"Don't come this way," she called back, in quick, low tones of caution.

On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution.

At least, they would go with caution down his trail after that first check.

And there is one thing that I have to remember to caution Donald about.

John remembered his mother's caution that he was not to let his Uncle talk much.

You have no occasion for caution yet on one of these points.

But it was certainly not caution which induced Mr. Stewart's backsliding.

Darkness, the ambush and the caution of sharpshooters were there.

But the colonel did not abate one whit of his craft or caution.

Wherefore this caution against me, but (pardon me) for thine own undoing?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "bail, guarantee, pledge," from Old French caution "security, surety" (13c.), from Latin cautionem (nominative cautio) "caution, care, foresight, precaution," noun of action from past participle stem of cavere "to be on one's guard" (see caveat). The Latin sense re-emerged in English 16c.-17c. Meaning "word of warning" is from c.1600.

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