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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun circumspection:
What does circumspection mean?
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From Social Facts to Literary Acts by Ben Agger
Circumspection is an important Derridean script, a discursive outcome representing the struggle between prose and figure. Circumspection is usually driven by technique — research methods and statistics — that curbs speculative reason.
by Dant, Tim
Rather than a distinctive action of looking, a looking that is an action complete in itself, 'circumspection' is that form of sight which is part of the flow of a familiar action. Circumspection is a bodily capacity to orient the material form of the body ...
An Introduction by J. Jeremy Wisnewski
The term Circumspection translates llmsicht, which literally means something like "seeing-around"—it is, in other words, quite literally a kind of seeing. Circumspection is a way of comporting ourselves to entities, one that places us in a relation ...
St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Participation in Eternal Law by John Michael Rziha
Circumspection is the act of considering the relevant circumstances. Since practical matters contain many combinations of circumstances, ...
by Ronald L. Jackson II, Michael A. Hogg
Dramaturgical circumspection primarily involves preparation on the part of actors for the forthcoming performance ahead of time. Appropriate dispositions are critical for participating in performances fruitfully. Yet it would be in the interest of ...
by Laura E. Lockwood , PH.D (Yale)
Circumspection] 67 [Clear Circumspection, sb. careful looking about, caution ...
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
and, second, a longer duration of life in the earlier years than is assigned by the table ; and here great circumspection on the part of the company is requisite to preserve it from imposition, and to secure the best lives that circumstances admit.
defining and interpreting the terms or words of art; and comprising copious information on the subjects of law, trade, and government by Giles Jacob, Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins
So where a person does an act, lawful in itself but in an unlawful manner, and without due caution and circumspection : as when a workman flings down a stone or piece of timber into the street, ...
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The value of this 14-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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