If Jo had not been otherwise engaged, Laurie's behavior would have amused her, for a faint twinge, not of jealousy, but something like suspicion, caused that gentleman to stand aloof at first, and observe the newcomer with brotherly circumspection
And when reaching out his knife and fork, between which the slice of beef was locked, Ahab thereby motioned Starbuck's plate towards him, the mate received his meat as though receiving alms; and cut it tenderly; and a little started if, perchance, the knife grazed against the plate; and chewed it noiselessly; and swallowed it, not without circumspection
The little man stood tiptoe, and putting his head first to one side and then the other, and snuffing considerately in the directions of the various bottles, ordered at last a mint julep, in a thin and quivering voice, and with an air of great circumspection
She alighted with great circumspection
, put the bunch of faded flowers in her aunt Miranda's hand, and received her salute; it could hardly be called a kiss without injuring the fair name of that commodity.
Nothing, but that the lessons of her past folly might teach her humility and circumspection
The event has proved, that I was a cunning fool, providing with great circumspection
for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
Here he had need All circumspection
, and we now no less Choice in our suffrage; for on whom we send, The weight of all and our last hope relies.
I walked with the utmost circumspection
, to avoid treading on any stragglers who might remain in the streets, although the orders were very strict, that all people should keep in their houses, at their own peril.
If Chrysostom's impatience and violent passion killed him, why should my modest behaviour and circumspection
But like one walking alone and in the dark, I resolved to proceed so slowly and with such circumspection
, that if I did not advance far, I would at least guard against falling.
The abuse of this power of taxation seems to have been provided against with guarded circumspection
On any scale it is an object of laudable circumspection