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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRUDENTLY

And so to-night I am going to spend them, not prudently on bread, but prodigally on beer.

I steamed past prudently, then stopped the engines and let her drift down.

None of his companions needed to be told how to get prudently away.

Men she had vanquished; they had given her a sort of ton which she had prudently managed.

He no longer drank cautiously, prudently, but imprudently and recklessly.

But Isabel, who knew how to ride, prudently forbore to express an opinion.

On the contrary, let us act slowly and prudently; we have an hour before us.

Let him sip but little, feed him prudently, and he will do no harm.

HIS list selects those whom we may prudently consign to the law.

Of the going between them and the creek, Laramie prudently said nothing.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French prudent "with knowledge, deliberate" (c.1300), from Latin prudentem (nominative prudens) "knowing, skilled, sagacious, circumspect;" rarely in literal sense "foreseeing;" contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to foresee" (see provide). Related: Prudently.

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