.And because I observed, besides, that an inquiry of this kind was of all others of the greatest moment, and one in which precipitancy
and anticipation in judgment were most to be dreaded, I thought that I ought not to approach it till I had reached a more mature age (being at that time but twenty-three), and had first of all employed much of my time in preparation for the work, as well by eradicating from my mind all the erroneous opinions I had up to that moment accepted, as by amassing variety of experience to afford materials for my reasonings, and by continually exercising myself in my chosen method with a view to increased skill in its application.
An act of so much precipitancy
and presumption would seal the downfall of precocious intellect forever.
For his final handshake was hearty enough to send me away something ashamed of my precipitancy
, and with a further sense of having shown him small gratitude for his kindly anxiety on my behalf.
She paused, in sudden fear of completing the thought into which her birdlike precipitancy
had betrayed her.
"I hope there will be no women besides our own party," Lady Bareacres said, after reflecting upon the invitation which had been made, and accepted with too much precipitancy
“I think it beneath the dignity of my office to parley further with the prisoners,” the sheriff observer to his companion, while they both retired with a precipitancy
that Captain Hollister mistook for the signal to advance.