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circumspect
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War and Peace
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  • Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.
  • A third person rode up circumspectly through the wood (it was plain that he had had a lesson) and stopped behind the count.
  • After that the generals began to disperse with the solemnity and circumspect silence of people who are leaving, after a funeral.
  • When with due circumspection Napoleon was informed that Moscow was empty, he looked angrily at his informant, turned away, and silently continued to walk to and fro.

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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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