It was as if he were in two minds about something and must select his words with care.
She paused, and appeared to select her next words carefully.
She was taking some care in selecting her words.
Again, knowledge about physical properties and higher level attributes could be used to select alternative words.
"You might select your words a little more carefully," he said sternly.
Sam Carter picked out the same star again, cautiously selecting his next words.
Taking a seat when bidden, he selected his next words carefully.
He paused and I could see he was selecting his words.
The king pondered carefully and selected his words with great caution.
Mitch stared through the window in Lamar's office and selected his words carefully.