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  • I walked with the utmost circumspection, to avoid treading on any stragglers who might remain in the streets, although the orders were very strict, that all people should keep in their houses, at their own peril.
  • It is upon this account that the image of Justice, in their courts of judicature, is formed with six eyes, two before, as many behind, and on each side one, to signify circumspection; with a bag of gold open in her right hand, and a sword sheathed in her left, to show she is more disposed to reward than to punish.
  • I walked very circumspectly, for fear of being surprised, or suddenly shot with an arrow from behind, or on either side.
  • I waved my cap (for my hat was long since worn out) and my handkerchief toward the island; and upon its nearer approach, I called and shouted with the utmost strength of my voice; and then looking circumspectly, I beheld a crowd gather to that side which was most in my view.

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  • She’s too circumspect to make that kind of mistake.
  • Despite the public outcry, a more circumspect Senate will be hesitant to pass such legislation.

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