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adjective as in prudent

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The government has claimed these are “precautionary measures” to avoid another such outburst.

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This means that for now, it’s important to keep wearing masks, socially distancing, and taking other precautionary measures even if you have been vaccinated.

“We ask them to quarantine as a precautionary measure,” she said.

Kimba is in a 30-day quarantine for precautionary reasons, according to the statement.

Near the front was Allegra Jabo, who said she was saving a spot for her husband and two daughters for precautionary Thanksgiving tests.

A precautionary move aimed at perfecting how much more the Banzi will need to take in order to reach an optimal high.

As a precautionary measure, the Danish security services immediately notified Rose.

Many of the precautionary actions that we need to take would be sensible in any event.

A statement from the Palace insisted the hospitalization - at a private London hospital - was 'precautionary'.

Over the last few weeks, every Arab dictator has been taking precautionary measures to defuse social tension.

Some, however, were picked off from the warships when the insurgents omitted their precautionary measure.

But their boat leaked like a sieve, and the stop at Milwaukee was probably precautionary.

As he was leaving to attend to his part of the play, a precautionary idea flashed upon Maggie.

As a precautionary measure, therefore, a line of defences was rapidly thrown up between the city and cantonments.

She could think of nothing but precautionary measures, and on one occasion was describing to Rogers all that she had done.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precautionary, such as: alert, careful, and discreet.

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