CAUTIOUS in a Sentence

Learn CAUTIOUS from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. The app collects 40,000 words and 300,000 sentences. Input your word, you get not only its meaning and example, but also some sentences' contexts in classic literature.

 Input your word:
Want to search a word in classic works? Search Classic Quotes
 Meanings and Examples of CAUTIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
cautious
 a.  conservative; careful to avoid potential problems or dangers
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  They've taken a very cautious approach.
2  The policy was rejected in favour of a more cautious approach.
3  The air-pollution board has reacted with cautious optimism to the announcement.
4  They expressed cautious optimism about a solution to the crisis.
5  You should be cautious when getting involved and test the water before committing yourself.
6  The government has been cautious in its response to the report.
7  Australia, put in to bat, made a cautious start.
8  The trials are an emotive issue in Britain and the government has issued a cautious response, saying it will take further advice before making policy.
9  The fast-talking salesman wanted to hoodwink him, however he was extremely cautious.
10  Salman, 79, is "a stalwart of the royal family" who is "viewed as a pragmatic and cautious reformer, much like his predecessor," says CNN's Becky Anderson in Abu Dhabi.
11  The demands for a statement from the United States were nevertheless couched in cautious terms.
12  WHO said that court action needed to be handled cautiously, discipline and litigation could awaken public outrage, and advance both justice and health.
13  Alice did not wish to offend the Dormouse again, so she began very cautiously: "But I don't understand. Where did they draw the treacle from?"
14  Now he turned in his tracks, between the walls of sumach bushes -- turned himself as carefully as if he were a ship -- and then stepped quickly but cautiously along.
15  'Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: 'but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'
Classic Sentence: (129 in 9 pages)
1  Not for Hood the cautious tactics of General Johnston.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Then she heard his cautious feet on the front steps and his stealthy tread as he entered the hall and she knew that escape was cut off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  Miss Sherwin stood out for sweetness and a cautious use of the uncomfortable properties of light.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  She walked the rails, balancing with arms extended, cautious heel before toe.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  Mysteriously aching, nebulously sad, she slipped away, half-convinced but only half-convinced that it was horrible and unnatural, this postponement of release of mother-affection, this sacrifice to her opinionation and to his cautious desire for prosperity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  To Carol was given a sudden great philosophical understanding, an explanation of half the cautious reforms in history.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  They stepped uncomfortably from the safety of the plank platform and, balancing on their toes, taking cautious strides, ventured along the road.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  Some hold each other tightly, some at a cautious distance.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
9  He hesitated a single instant, and bending a cautious glance toward his companion, he continued, in a manner that was divided between interrogation and assertion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
10  During his short conference, Heyward, finding a respite from his gravest fears, had leisure to admire the cautious manner in which the Hurons had made their approaches, even after hostilities had ceased.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
11  When the young man mentioned the artifice he supposed the Indian to have practised on his own nation, the countenance of the listener was veiled in an expression of cautious gravity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
12  They then approached, though with slow and cautious steps, pausing every instant to look at the building, like startled deer whose curiosity struggled powerfully with their awakened apprehensions for the mastery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
13  They said they scorned the devices of the cautious.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  He had grown into an extremely clear-headed, cautious, prudent young man, who was safe to rise in the world.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
15  His features might have been called good, had there not lurked under the pent-house of his eye, that sly epicurean twinkle which indicates the cautious voluptuary.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II