Origin of circumspection
Examples from the Web for circumspection
"You communicated with him by circumspection," says Judith Bruce, a Radcliffe student who dated him for two years.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Supreme Court exists to interpret with a greater degree of circumspection the laws the legislature passes.Readers Support Greater Supreme Court Transparency|Ryan Prior|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Wilson carried his circumspection further during and after the war.
So far from Russia assisting Naples, it may involve her, without the greatest care and circumspection, in total ruin.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
As regards one point, however, her circumspection prevailed, and she must be given due credit for it.Washington Square|Henry James
The judgment and circumspection of Washington were never more severely put to the proof.
Do nothing rashly; want of circumspection is the chief cause of failure and disaster.Book of Wise Sayings|W. A. Clouston
Moreover His Majesty has always been modest, and does everything with circumspection.The Fight For The Republic in China|Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
Word Origin and History for circumspection
late 14c., "careful observation of one's surroundings," from Old French circumspection (Modern French circonspection), from Latin circumspectionem (nominative circumspectio) "a looking around; foresight, caution," noun of action from past participle stem of circumspicere "to look around" (see circumspect).