circumspection

[ sur-kuh m-spek-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumspection
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They were excited by the modesty, the circumspection, and the virtue of Imogen.

I tell you that you are slaying the commonweal by your slowness and circumspection.

Hitherto she had received them with a circumspection compelling respect.

It occurred to him that the situation required a good deal of circumspection on his part.

The king answers—'Trust, in every thing, to my circumspection.

It did not need for Ossaroo to caution his companions to circumspection.

But this is as much a matter of circumspection and caution at least as of eagerness and pursuit.

The best thing he can do is to ‘git,’ deliberately and with circumspection.

She understood his circumspection, but wisely refrained from showing it.

What care and circumspection must have gone to the writing and the launching of the note!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "careful observation of one's surroundings," from Old French circumspection (Modern French circonspection), from Latin circumspectionem (nominative circumspectio) "a looking around; foresight, caution," noun of action from past participle stem of circumspicere "to look around" (see circumspect).

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