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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
The irony for Trump is that his presidency is the very reason that voters in places like West Virginia and Alabama are so circumspect about warnings like the ones Trump has offered.
But while the president may achieve some version of success toward his objectives, businesses should be circumspect.
Instead of killing off Philip, Elizabeth, Paige, and/or Henry Jennings as some kind of punishment for all the dastardly espionage, the writers took a more circumspect approach.
They have been particularly chagrined by his circumspect attitude toward special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives during the campaign.
Now, in The Suicide of the West, an older, more circumspect Goldberg, having spent more than a decade arguing that liberals are mindless crypto-fascists, is here to warn us that incautious rhetoric is tearing the country apart.
Listeners, then, are likely to regard a podcast’s dialogue as much more accessible and authentic than a formal radio interview, when both the host and guest are often cautious in their choice of words and circumspect while taking positions.
If, at times, the speakers were a little circumspect about telling people to carry a weapon, there was a reason.
Fadness said the city wants to be circumspect to get the right fit of companies.
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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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