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improvident
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Don Quixote
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  • …here in the middle of the kingdom of Aragon, and in the attire of a despised outcast duenna, I am from the Asturias of Oviedo, and of a family with which many of the best of the province are connected by blood; but my untoward fate and the improvidence of my parents, who, I know not how, were unseasonably reduced to poverty, brought me to the court of Madrid, where as a provision and to avoid greater misfortunes, my parents placed me as seamstress in the service of a lady of quality,…

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  • Her parents worked hard, but were improvident.
  • But I also spoke to you of a certain extravagance in the female blood of this family. Something willful. Improvident.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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