Definition: cautious; careful; prudential
Definition: cautious; careful; prudential
Sentences Containing 'prudent'
Consider Mr. Collins's respectability, and Charlotte's steady, prudent character.
``Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive?
He promises fairly; and I hope among different people, where they may each have a character to preserve, they will both be more prudent.
Her prudent mother, occupied by the same ideas, forbore to invite him to sit by herself.
and they thought that a prudent man would carefully select the safest position, where Dr. B. might be on hand at a moment's warning.
At dark, as it was not prudent to run, a place alongside the woods was hunted and to a tall gum tree the boat was made fast for the night.
replied Danglars;``gone, as every prudent man ought to be, to look after his own affairs, most likely.
Spada, a prudent man, and greatly attached to his only nephew, a young captain of the highest promise, took paper and pen, and made his will.
Prison had made Edmond prudent, and he was desirous of running no risk whatever.
``By all means, be as wise as Nestor and as prudent as Ulysses; I do more than permit, I exhort you.''
Franz was prudent, and wished to learn all he possibly could concerning his host.
``On my word,''said Franz,``you are wise as Nestor and prudent as Ulysses, and your fair Circe must be very skilful or very powerful if she succeed in changing you into a beast of any kind.''
``Be prudent, in any event,''said the countess.
Now you are a man, and are able to give me advice; yet I repeat to you, Albert, be prudent.''
``So you recommend''``I recommend you to be prudent.''
But the glass cutter was a prudent man who had provided for all emergencies.
Mercedes saw it and with the double instinct of woman and mother guessed all; but as she was prudent and strong minded she concealed both her sorrows and her fears.
With this consoling idea, I leave you, madame, and most prudent wife, without any conscientious reproach for abandoning you; you have friends left, and the ashes I have already mentioned, and above all the liberty I hasten to restore to you.
The last alternative seemed the most prudent, so he waited until twelveo'clock.
The success of this operation, therefore, without increasing in the smallest degree the capital of the country, would only have transferred a great part of it from prudent and profitable to imprudent and unprofitable undertakings.
But we shall find this to have been the case of almost all nations, in all tolerably quiet and peaceable times, even of those who have not enjoyed the most prudent and parsimonious governments.
It is the maxim of every prudent master of a family, never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy.
During a peace of about seven years continuance, the prudent and truly patriotic administration of Mr. Pelham was not able to pay off an old debt of six millions.
Why should imprudent unlearned souls trouble that which is both learned, and prudent?
May not thy mind for all this continue pure, prudent, temperate, just?
Then, if thou knowest that thou hast a wife, modest, virtuous, pure-minded and prudent, what is it that thou seekest?
And, perhaps, our progress in natural philosophy is chiefly retarded by the want of proper experiments and phaenomena, which are often discovered by chance, and cannot always be found, when requisite, even by the most diligent and prudent enquiry.
Nor could I help thinking this a prudent course, since she looked at me out of the pickle-jar, with as great an access of sourness as if her black eyes had absorbed its contents.
'I am bound to state to you,' he said, with an official air, 'that the business habits, and the prudent suggestions, of Mrs. Micawber, have in a great measure conduced to this result.
'It seems to us,' said she, 'prudent, Mr. Traddles, to bring these feelings to the test of our own observation.
By which the reader may conceive an idea of the ingenuity of that people, as well as the prudent and exact economy of so great a prince.
I mentioned the prudent management of our treasury; the valour and achievements of our forces, by sea and land.
There was a most ingenious architect, who had contrived a new method for building houses, by beginning at the roof, and working downward to the foundation; which he justified to me, by the like practice of those two prudent insects, the bee and the spider.
Yet when Jonah fairly takes out his purse, prudent suspicions still molest the Captain.
Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter to be over curious touching the precise nature of the whale spout.
Quairfor he directes to Scotland an ambassatour Petre Hiela, a singular man in pietie, cunning, prudent and wise, to persuade the Scotis king peace and concord be al meines possible.
The £3.5 million signing of Beattie was widely considered to be one of the most prudent purchases in English football that season.
When a hydrosalpinx is detected by an HSG it is prudent to administer antibiotics to reduce the risk of reactivation of an inflammatory process.
In July 1682 he thought it prudent to retire to Hamburg, and there he remained until February 1689.
In such tragic circumstances, she argued that allying with authoritarian governments might be prudent.
Eventually the poet is convinced that keeping his talent hidden until it is better regarded is the more prudent course.
In January 1938 in Paris, Beckett was stabbed in the chest and nearly killed when he refused the solicitations of a notorious pimp (who went by the name of Prudent).
Prudent replied: "Je ne sais pas, Monsieur.
Beckett eventually dropped the charges against his attacker—partially to avoid further formalities, partly because he found Prudent likeable and well-mannered.
But the soldiers were more prudent than their leaders.
He desired to enter the Society of Jesus, but it was considered prudent that he first gain some experience on the mission.
Therefore, it is prudent to write ""x" is strictly positive" for "x">0 and ""x" is non-negative" for "x"≥0.
That denial and rejection was not prudent for any Government that claimed commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights.
At the end they balanced a prudent degree in jurisprudence with courses in acting and directing at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici (Drama Academy) of Milan.
An alliance could have meant the loss of its liberty so a prudent course of action was taken: not to take sides until it became inevitable.
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::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
::: equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
::: negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
::: riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing