CIRCUMSPECT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIRCUMSPECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
Classic Sentence:
1  The conduct of a widow must be twice as circumspect as that of a matron.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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 Cooper
Context  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.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: IV
6  After that the generals began to disperse with the solemnity and circumspect silence of people who are leaving, after a funeral.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV
7  We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
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 Dumas
Context  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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44
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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX
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.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVII
13  I walked very circumspectly, for fear of being surprised, or suddenly shot with an arrow from behind, or on either side.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
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 Doyle
Context  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.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  Investigating before acting, she tried always to be circumspect.
2  The governor was usually circumspect when dealing with the media.
3  I would suggest that for the time being you behave as circumspectly as possible in political matters.