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circumspect

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Definition thoughtful of all circumstances and consequences
  • She's too circumspect to make that kind of mistake.
circumspect = thoughtful of all circumstances and consequences
  • Despite the public outcry, a more circumspect Senate will be hesitant to pass such legislation.
  • She wrote the most researched and circumspect biography of Benjamin Franklin.
  • The poor guy had been staring at her all night, and though he tried to be circumspect, she knew exactly what he was thinking,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • circumspect = cautious not to offend (thoughtful of all circumstances and consequences)
  • "How blessed is Calormen," said the Vizier, popping up his face again, "on whose ruler the gods have been pleased to bestow prudence and circumspection!"
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • circumspection = thoughtfulness of all circumstances and consequences
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I would not say that we are the most prestigious law firm in all of Boston, because that would not be totally circumspect.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • circumspect = thoughtful of all circumstances and consequences
  • At Crossroads Station somewhere on the other side of Paredon they picked up five farmworkers who climbed up on the bed of the truck and nodded and spoke to him with great circumspection and courtesy.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • circumspection = thoughtfulness of all circumstances and consequences
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I would think of sin as I would think of the clothes we both wore in the world's face, of the circumspection necessary because he was he and I was I; the sin the more utter and terrible since he was the instrument ordained by God who created the sin, to sanctify that sin He had created.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • circumspection = thoughtfulness of all circumstances and consequences
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • We must be circumspect, for we are dealing with a very cunning man.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I had to act with the utmost circumspection to save myself from the suspicion of insanity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Nothing, but that the lessons of her past folly might teach her humility and circumspection in future.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A very quiet, circumspect crusade where each side was sure they were protecting the immortal soul of the Archives.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She was, you know, kind of circumspect about it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Biding my time circumspectly among the roses, I watched them in secret, thinking the long, troubled thoughts of my last days as a cadet.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It is God who gave us reason and circumspection!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But he was too circumspect in his findings.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Vassily Ivanovitch several times attempted in the most circumspect manner to question Bazarov about his work, about his health, and about Arkady....
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Langdon nodded but still felt circumspect.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The combat now became more characteristic and circumspect.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Eragon had to be circumspect about his training.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest

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