General McClellan was over-cautious, and lingered about Washington with about 200,000 men, drilling and preparing for the battle.
"Fanfulla, you are over-cautious," he said, with an easy smile.
It was one of the miscalculations to which an over-cautious cunning is prone.
To err is human, but it were better to be over-cautious than over-anxious for a change.
The honest sensibilities of ingenuous nature should not be checked by the over-cautious maxims of political prudence.
The Government did not accept his views, but it was a good fault to be over-cautious.
Better be venturesome with both for God's sake, than over-cautious, over-thrifty.
Are you not over-cautious when you assume, that you cannot do what the enemy is constantly doing?
Are they over-fed or over-cautious, that they thus play round, but will not gorge?
But through the grace of God, it is thought he was over-cautious in this fight; he had lost his accustomed dash.