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Conservative

A person who believes that what has been done should continue to be done as long as there is not a positive reason to change it. Conservatives may favor class distinctions as natural, or at least not harmful. In modern times, conservatism has become associated with the political right, or the belief that capitalism and the free market tend to best determine how an economy ought to be organized.
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The benefit measures are designed conservatively to provide a defensible lower bound to the annual benefits of each library, not an unbiased estimate of each library's annual benefits.
Many Americans here say that in the last few months, they have noticed a significant increase in formality, distance and even hostility toward them among Saudi shopkeepers, especially toward Western women shopping together, even if they are very conservatively dressed, as they must be in Saudi society.
But he drove conservatively, and because of caution flags returned to contention.
Ray: And driving conservatively and gently is exactly how you get 200,000 miles out of an engine.