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Synonyms for circumspection


Synonyms for circumspection

the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

Synonyms for circumspection

knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

the trait of being circumspect and prudent

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After this exchange of civilities, during which Monk had lost nothing of his circumspection, the supper, or what was to serve for one, had been laid upon a deal table.
They were just emerging from a narrow court not far from the open square in Clerkenwell, which is yet called, by some strange perversion of terms, 'The Green': when the Dodger made a sudden stop; and, laying his finger on his lip, drew his companions back again, with the greatest caution and circumspection.
And when reaching out his knife and fork, between which the slice of beef was locked, Ahab thereby motioned Starbuck's plate towards him, the mate received his meat as though receiving alms; and cut it tenderly; and a little started if, perchance, the knife grazed against the plate; and chewed it noiselessly; and swallowed it, not without circumspection. For, like the Coronation banquet at Frankfort, where the German Emperor profoundly dines with the seven
If Chrysostom's impatience and violent passion killed him, why should my modest behaviour and circumspection be blamed?
But like one walking alone and in the dark, I resolved to proceed so slowly and with such circumspection, that if I did not advance far, I would at least guard against falling.
The abuse of this power of taxation seems to have been provided against with guarded circumspection. In addition to the precaution just mentioned, there is a provision that "all duties, imposts, and excises shall be UNIFORM throughout the United States."
What was needed now was not bravery, but circumspection. My only consola- tion was to believe that the Martians were moving London- ward and away from her.
de Villefort," replied the doctor, with increased vehemence, "there are occasions when I dispense with all foolish human circumspection. If your daughter had committed only one crime, and I saw her meditating another, I would say `Warn her, punish her, let her pass the remainder of her life in a convent, weeping and praying.' If she had committed two crimes, I would say, `Here, M.
As they confidently expected a brush with the Blackfeet, or some other predatory horde, they moved with great circumspection, and kept vigilant watch in their encampments.
'I have given direct instructions to [Faeldon] that the review of the GCTA for those charged with high profile or heinous crimes may be computed with a lot of care, a lot of caution, a lot of circumspection,' he said.
. Accused should have exercised utmost circumspection if not self-restraint in approving the application for a business permit for his own clinic," the court said.
Rising U.S.-Iran tensions, and circumspection in market narrative about the chances of a significant improvement in U.S.-China relations, appear to be curtailing optimism fuelled by the recent dovish policy pivots of major central banks.
Although the void of her first lost child reverberates so often, her astute circumspection, conjectural observations, and unwavering trust propel her toward becoming a mother again.
In this respect, the Philippines would like to know more about the factors that have contributed to the increase and encourages Canada to exercise circumspection in taking these measures,' it added.
There was a time when a coup of the sort attempted this week in Venezuela would have been treated with some circumspection. Sadly, the UK government is such a vassal state of the USA and does only what it is told to do, the state broadcaster and other broadcasters too are likewise there, only to broadcast what the government bids them so to do.