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 Meanings and Examples of PRUDENT
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prudent
 a.  cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  She was very prudent and commenced to give her opinion when suddenly another little door opened.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IX
2  The prudent old woman saw at once what was to be done.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIII
3  Let us be neither prudes nor prudent men nor prudhommes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
4  Nevertheless, for an instant, he was prudent.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
5  Prudence, monsieur, is a virtue sufficiently useless to Musketeers, I know, but indispensable to churchmen; and as I am only a Musketeer provisionally, I hold it good to be prudent.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 4 THE SHOULDER OF ATHOS, THE BALDRIC OF PORTHOS AND THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ARAMIS
6  D'Artagnan found his advice prudent.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 10 A MOUSETRAP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
7  A terrible inclination seized d'Artagnan to grasp the mercer by the throat and strangle him; but, as we have said, he was a very prudent youth, and he restrained himself.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
8  Perhaps it would not be prudent to ask at once what had become of the Musketeer.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
9  Our Bearnais was a prudent lad, however young he might be.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
10  D'Artagnan, who, as we have said, was exceedingly prudent for a young man of twenty, then remembered his suspicions regarding Milady.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
11  You are brave, Monsieur d'Artagnan," continued his Eminence; "you are prudent, which is still better.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 40 A TERRIBLE VISION
12  She did not know whether the abbess was a royalist or a cardinalist; she therefore confined herself to a prudent middle course.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
13  But the abbess, on her part, maintained a reserve still more prudent, contenting herself with making a profound inclination of the head every time the fair traveler pronounced the name of his Eminence.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
14  I say, then, that it is a prudent choice to found your city in a fertile region when the effects of that fertility are duly balanced by the restraint of the laws.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I.
15  Whence it came that afterwards, in choosing their rulers, men no longer looked about for the strongest, but for him who was the most prudent and the most just.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II.
Example Sentence:
1  The new senior leader is picked based on expertise in prudent lending and integrity.
2  A prudent, thrifty, New Englander, DeWitt was as chary of investing money in junk bonds.
3  It maybe prudent to review the air conditioning compressor runtime log and preventive maintain schedule to find out what caused the failure.
4  He is concerned with the well-being of every citizen, and is a kind, prudent, generous man.
5  It might be prudent to get a virus detector for the network.
6  It would be prudent to save some of the money.