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Synonyms for precaution

safeguard

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Synonyms for precaution

careful forethought to avoid harm or risk

the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

Synonyms for precaution

a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

the trait of practicing caution in advance

judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

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This new work was finished about three o'clock, and after taking all these precautions there remained but to wait.
I very much fear," answered Nicholl, "that, in spite of all precautions taken, the Columbiad was not fairly pointed.
The precautions for their responsibility are comprised in the article respecting impeachments.
There were indeed dangers accruing as before from the carelessness of the Americans, but Barbicane had set his heart on success, and took all possible precautions.
This was a necessary precaution, in order to secure equality betwixt the two bodies who should be opposed to each other.
On any scale it is an object of laudable circumspection and precaution.
Why, in this way: if Coysel says loud enough for the cardinal to hear him, on such or such a day such a prisoner will escape, 'tis plain that the cardinal will take measures of precaution and that the prisoner will not escape.
Similar precautions to those already mentioned, and to a still greater extent, were observed in passing the Long Narrows, and the falls, where they would be exposed to the depredations of the chivalry of Wish-ram, and its freebooting neighborhood.
You understand, mademoiselle, that these precautions are calculated to cause surprise?
It was evident they were dogged by a daring and persevering enemy, who was encouraged by past impunity; they should, therefore, take more than usual precautions, and post a guard at night over their cavalry.
I shall take my precautions against you," said De Wardes, "be assured of it.
He has but one fault, he is somewhat wilful; but really, on referring for the moment to what he said, do you truly believe that Mithridates used these precautions, and that these precautions were efficacious?
Of course, you will say: 'Why not take police precautions against him?
Not being able to imagine what could be the cause of so much obstinacy the King began to fear, lest, in spite of all his precautions, she might have heard of the charms of the Prince his son, whose goodness, youth and beauty, made him adored at Court.
It was a journey of fifteen days through part of the country possessed by the Galles, which made it necessary to take troops with us for our security; yet, notwithstanding this precaution, the hazard of the expedition appeared so great, that our friends bid us farewell with tears, and looked upon us as destined to unavoidable destruction.