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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIRCUMSPECTLY

"If The Dutchan wins you get the money," replied the Trainer, circumspectly.

Akh, Sergyi Petrvitch, when I think of it, how circumspectly we women must behave!

Thus with seamen: he who goes the oftenest round Cape Horn goes the most circumspectly.

He started off circumspectly and noiselessly, listening and peering at every step.

Then he turned on his light, circumspectly, directing its rays to the ground at his feet.

I searched the lower floor, the verandas and the grounds, circumspectly.

At the sight of that we crawled as circumspectly as possible out of the twilight of the kitchen into the darkness of the scullery.

Also the Council of Carthage did circumspectly provide, that no bishop should be called the highest bishop or chief priest.

He talked slowly, as it were circumspectly, keeping his prominent black eyes on his captain.

Yet she must go on naturally and easily, boldly but circumspectly, and play a daring game with two powerful men.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin circumspectus "deliberate, guarded, well-considered," past participle of circumspicere "look around, take heed," from circum- "around" (see circum-) + specere "to look" (see scope (n.1)). Related: Circumspectly; circumspectness.

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