circumspectly


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cir·cum·spect

 (sûr′kəm-spĕkt′)
adj.
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.

[Middle English, from Latin circumspectus, past participle of circumspicere, to take heed : circum-, circum- + specere, to look; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·spec′tion (-spĕk′shən) n.
cir′cum·spect′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.circumspectly - in a cagey manner; "`I don't know yet,' he answered cagily"
Translations

circumspectly

[ˈsɜːkəmspektlɪ] ADVprudentemente

circumspectly

[ˈsɜːrkəm!spɛktli] adv (= cautiously) [behave] → avec circonspection

circumspectly

advumsichtig

circumspectly

[ˈsɜːkəmspɛktlɪ] advcon circospezione
References in classic literature ?
Though, in these cases, the direction taken by any one whale be straight as a surveyor's parallel, and though the line of advance be strictly confined to its own unavoidable, straight wake, yet the arbitrary vein in which at these times he is said to swim, generally embraces some few miles in width (more or less, as the vein is presumed to expand or contract); but never exceeds the visual sweep from the whale-ship's mast-heads, when circumspectly gliding along this magic zone.
This brought me near to where I had encountered Ben Gunn, the maroon; and I walked more circumspectly, keeping an eye on every side.
I waved my cap (for my hat was long since worn out) and my handkerchief toward the island; and upon its nearer approach, I called and shouted with the utmost strength of my voice; and then looking circumspectly, I beheld a crowd gather to that side which was most in my view.
At the sight of that we crawled as circumspectly as possible out of the twilight of the kitchen into the darkness of the scullery.
I suspect no one; death raps at your door -- it enters -- it goes, not blindfolded, but circumspectly, from room to room.
He walked very slowly and circumspectly, and there was something indescribably guilty and furtive in his whole appearance.
The dairyman himself had been lending a hand; but Mr Crick, as well as his wife, seemed latterly to have acquired a suspicion of mutual interest between these two; though they walked so circumspectly that suspicion was but of the faintest.
He started off circumspectly and noiselessly, listening and peering at every step.
Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.
Father Sergius straightened his mantle, put on his biretta, and went circumspectly through the crowd.
After eating our fill of berries, with two nestfuls of partly hatched quail-eggs for dessert, Lop-Ear and I wandered circumspectly into the woods toward the river.
He identified them circumspectly, going suddenly stiff-legged as Lerumie made a low, hissing, menacing noise.