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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
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.
On that last point, MAAS officials were somewhat circumspect.
The British authorities have been more circumspect.
While Angel's dark purpose has been unmistakably implied, a lightness of touch lifts the mood as the circumspect older girl observes the carefree spontaneity of her sister's interactions with a group of chatty early-teen girls.
Publicly, Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has been circumspect.
Accordingly, each agency head should be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement of full disclosure of records.
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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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