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Word: circumspect

Definition: prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought


Sentences Containing 'circumspect'

We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect.
It obliges all of them to be more circumspect in their conduct, and, by not extending their currency beyond its due proportion to their cash, to guard themselves against those malicious runs, which the rivalship of so many competitors is always ready to bring upon them.
"We must be circumspect, for we are dealing with a very cunning man.
For as the swift monster drags you deeper and deeper into the frantic shoal, you bid adieu to circumspect life and only exist in a delirious throb.
Gentlemen, therefore, ought to be very circumspect in their behaviour, and not undervalue themselves to servant-wenches, who are but too apt to treat a gentleman ill whenever he puts himself into their power.

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