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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAUTIOUSNESS

Cautiousness too is foreign to them—the heavy reasonable cautiousness which is our glory.

"Cautiousness," slow and sure, would speak in a gentle adagio.

They all moved slowly and heavily with a strange sort of cautiousness.

There was no timidity in him, even if his cautiousness was excessive.

Cautiousness—In the Hindoos, large; in Bellingham, moderate.

All the cautiousness of the Scotchman the Dutchman has, but not the enterprise and industry.

This man generally has Cautiousness and Continuity well developed, and Hope deficient.

At every stage our watchfulness and cautiousness increased, and also the tension of our nerves.

With an oath, the man commanded him to speak, but daddy rode calmly on; his indignation got the better of his cautiousness.

Ralph's cautiousness answered a double purpose; it enabled him to tread surely, and it was mistaken by Jim for weakness.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from caution + -ous. The Latin word for this was cautus "careful, heedful." Related: Cautiously; cautiousness.

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