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Examples of circumspect in a Sentence
she has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse
Recent Examples of circumspect from the Web
In 1937, before World War II, Asperger was circumspect in classifying children.
All four of his successors (until Mr Nisar) were more circumspect, stung in particular by the potential $12.5bn bill left by Mr Chaudhry’s energetic voiding of government contracts with foreign firms.
This circumspect cell phone data harvesting came to light via Twitter as users began posting their personal records downloaded from Facebook, offering incontrovertible evidence the company had indeed been collecting the data.
Other recent presidents, perhaps aware of how much market performance is tied to economic factors well outside their control, have been more circumspect.
Writers are engineering the first kiss outside corporate headquarters and making their alpha male suitors a bit more circumspect.
Chinese government officials tend to be circumspect, but Hao, a trim man in his sixties, spoke with the freedom of someone accustomed to authority.
Others are more circumspect, especially in the world of political journalism.
The difference, Fink said, probably is a result of the media being more circumspect in holding back the details of Cobain's death.
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Origin and Etymology of circumspect
Synonym Discussion of circumspect
- a cautious driver
- circumspect in his business dealings
- keeps a wary eye on the competition
- chary of signing papers without having read them first
CIRCUMSPECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of circumspect for English Language Learners
: thinking carefully about possible risks before doing or saying something
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