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circumspect
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Oliver Twist
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  • They were just emerging from a narrow court not far from the open square in Clerkenwell, which is yet called, by some strange perversion of terms, ’The Green’: when the Dodger made a sudden stop; and, laying his finger on his lip, drew his companions back again, with the greatest caution and circumspection.
  • These were all reasons for the greatest caution and most circumspect behaviour in communicating it to Mrs. Maylie, whose first impulse would infallibly be to hold a conference with the worthy doctor on the subject.

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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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