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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive?
  • She seems perfectly happy, however, and in a prudential light it is certainly a very good match for her.
  • Consider Mr. Collins’s respectability, and Charlotte’s steady, prudent character.
  • But there was still something lurking behind, of which prudence forbade the disclosure.
  • You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor endeavour to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness.
  • His understanding and opinions all please me; he wants nothing but a little more liveliness, and that, if he marry prudently, his wife may teach him.
  • He promises fairly; and I hope among different people, where they may each have a character to preserve, they will both be more prudent.
  • Because honour, decorum, prudence, nay, interest, forbid it.
  • Her prudent mother, occupied by the same ideas, forbore to invite him to sit by herself.
  • Though her brother and sister were persuaded that there was no real occasion for such a seclusion from the family, they did not attempt to oppose it, for they knew that she had not prudence enough to hold her tongue before the servants, while they waited at table, and judged it better that one only of the household, and the one whom they could most trust should comprehend all her fears and solicitude on the subject.

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  • She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
  • Courage is dangerous without prudence.

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