a. carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
Investigating before acting, she tried always to be circumspect.
Sentence in Classic:
I should have been completely killed if I had gone over to the maiden; but I was circumspect, I took time to think, and that one must always do.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
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
These were all reasons for the greatest caution and most circumspect behaviour in communicating it to Mrs.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
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
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
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