1 The conduct of a widow must be twice as circumspect as that of a matron.
2 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.
3 During the short and frugal repast that followed, the conversation was extremely circumspect, and related entirely to the events of the hunt, in which Magua had so lately been engaged.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 28
4 Vassily Ivanovitch several times attempted in the most circumspect manner to question Bazarov about his work, about his health, and about Arkady.
5 He shook hands with me in a friendly, but not over-friendly, fashion, with a sort of circumspect courtesy like that of a General, as though in giving me his hand he were warding off something.
6 After that the generals began to disperse with the solemnity and circumspect silence of people who are leaving, after a funeral.
7 We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect.
8 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.
9 "de Villefort," replied the doctor, with increased vehemence, "there are occasions when I dispense with all foolish human circumspection."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
10 The event has proved, that I was a cunning fool, providing with great circumspection for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
11 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.
12 Most of the company were chapmen and waggoners, all extremely polite; they asked Cacambo a few questions with the greatest circumspection, and answered his in the most obliging manner.
13 I walked very circumspectly, for fear of being surprised, or suddenly shot with an arrow from behind, or on either side.
14 He walked very slowly and circumspectly, and there was something indescribably guilty and furtive in his whole appearance.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
15 Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.