cautiousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cautiousness the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger "a man of caution"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cautiousness The quality of being cautious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cautiousness The quality of being cautious; watchfulness; provident care; circumspection; prudence with regard to danger.
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Quotations

  • John Boyle O'Reilly
    John Boyle O'Reilly
    “The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.”
  • Timothy Luce
    Timothy Luce
    “The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.”
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    “Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    “We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.”
  • Pomfret
    Pomfret
    “The best may slip, and even the most cautious fall; but he is more than human who errors not at all.”

Usage

In literature:

Much good it does us; this fellow is as cautious as a director of the lower air-lane.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
He went cautiously to the window and looked forth.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Duppo cautiously put his hand out and seized his bow.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then we saw him cautiously stoop down over the branch.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
For their own safety it was necessary to be cautious.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
The bear advanced cautiously, sniffing up the odours of the roast turkey, but not liking the glare in his eyes.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
We shall send out scouts and approach cautiously, lest our enemies devise some means to destroy us.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
He turned on hearing my footsteps, and seeing that I was resolved to accompany him, made a sign to me to be cautious.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
But she reached out and put a cautious finger tip to the less lively end of 113-A.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Where heat is necessary it should be gradually and cautiously applied, so that sickening the patient may be avoided.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
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In poetry:

Then cautiously, the ground well scanned,
He clutched his darkened, helpless prey,
And, pinched within his grimy hand,
Withdrew it to the light of day.
"The Butterfly" by John Lawson Stoddard
Simple-hearted, boy o'er-grown,
With a humor quite his own,
Of our sober-stepping ways,
Speech and look and cautious phrase,
Slow to learn was Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
With ears pricked up and cautious mien
They come to see. When they have seen,
They snort and turn and off they scurry
In a contemptuous desperate hurry.
"Curiosity" by Mary Tourtel
Such pious lives make thou thy servants lead
In thine own house, as in the house of God,
Make them as cautiously in private tread,
As if they in a sacred temple trod.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Make us all wise, to see each wily snare,
Wary, that we may of his nets beware,
Strong, to resist the efforts, he may use,
And cautious — all his efforts to refuse.
"A Prayer Against The Temptations, And Assaults Of The Devil" by Rees Prichard
With sound the least that can be made,
They follow, more and more afraid,
More cautious as they draw more near;
But in his darkness he can hear,
And guesses their intent.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth

In news:

A cautious Bach from Music of the Baroque .
Governor, lawmakers cautious in setting revenue estimate that is basis for FY14 budget.
The US Small Business Administration is warning small businesses to be cautious of firms contacting them and offering to help apply for money available through SBA programs.
So with other open betas recently I've been cautiously optimistic, careful not to judge rough edges but take look for the inevitable potential.
) Then I cautiously asked, "Why, were you thinking of bidding on it.".
The stock index futures dipped on Friday as investors were cautious before the November US jobs report, which was expected to show the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that battered the Northeast.
A survey of small business owners shows they remained cautious during the summer about borrowing money.
NEW YORK — A survey of small business owners shows they remained cautious during the summer about borrowing money.
Blackstone 's buy reflects the hefty yet cautious investments US firms are making in India.
Giants are cruising, but cautious.
VAL GARDENA, Italy — Bode Miller likely won't start his season until February as part of his cautious return from left knee surgery.
Bode Miller likely won't start his season until February as part of his cautious return from left knee surgery.
Owners have been very cautious about borrowing because of uncertainty about the economy.
Proceed cautiously on plastic bag ban.
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About Giffords' Survival.
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In science:

As likely clear by the descriptions, both cleaning stages are intentionally cautious in the pixels that are thrown away.
WFPC2 Stellar Photometry with HSTphot
However, the peculiar motion of the OH/IR star is uncertain and the large spread in velocities of the features in RCW 142 forces us to adopt a cautious approach and hence we leave the lower distance limit as 0.125 kpc.
HI line measurements of pulsars towards the Galactic Centre and the electron density in the inner Galaxy
We should be cautious about the details, however, because the interpretation of the CBR anisotropy also assumes the adiabatic cold dark matter (CDM) theory for structure formation, and the tests of this model depend on some subtle issues of astronomy.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
Let us set a minimum threshold of f separation “events” out of the total number, π2 , where f is a risk factor allowing one to be more cautious (f > 1) or more daring (f < 1).
Implications of a New Characterisation of the Distribution of Twin Primes
One should be cautious in interpreting the value of S as a definite number of standard deviations, since the interpretation derived in Appendix A assumes that only one effective parameter is determined by a particular experiment.
Tests of goodness of fit to multiple data sets
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