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You say, both honour and prudence forbid you to shew it to me.

Should it be ever so unhappily, will it be prudence to complain or appeal?

But what is person, Clary, with one of your prudence, and your heart disengaged?

The fiend prevailed; and Prudence vanished into the outer darkness.

This is a sort of economy having all the appearances and some of the advantages of prudence.

Now that you are upon your guard, your own prudence will defend you sufficiently.

Belinda's prudence seemed to increase with the necessity for its exertion.

You have given me no reason to think better of your prudence, than of my own.

It was not often that, as in the above instance, my mother's prudence got the better of her charity.

All his prudence, all his doubts were outflanked by the popular outburst.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c. (c.1200 as a surname), mid-14c., "intelligence; discretion, foresight; wisdom to see what is suitable or profitable;" also one of the four cardinal virtues, "wisdom to see what is virtuous;" from Old French prudence (13c.) and directly from Latin prudentia "a foreseeing, foresight, sagacity, practical judgment," contraction of providentia "foresight" (see providence). Secondary sense of "wisdom" (late 14c.) is preserved in jurisprudence.

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