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  • All this time he was, in money affairs, what I have described him in a former illustration—generous, profuse, wildly careless, but fully persuaded that he was rather calculating and prudent.
  • "My prudent Mother Hubbard, why not?" he said to me when he wanted, without the least consideration, to bestow five pounds on the brickmaker.
  • With a buoyancy and hopefulness and a gaiety that hardly ever flagged, Richard had a carelessness in his character that quite perplexed me, principally because he mistook it, in such a very odd way, for prudence.
  • "It’s a sure sign of my prudence that I ever found the way here."
  • —and your mother, who was a prudent woman as dry as a chip, just dwindled away like touchwood after you and Judy were born—you are an old pig.
  • "I am well known to be prudent," says Mr. George, composedly smoking.
  • "Not with care and prudence and good help," said my guardian.
  • "Being a prudent man and accustomed to take care of your own affairs, you begin to rummage among the papers as you have come into; don’t you?"
  • "Am I to understand, sir," says Sir Leicester, "and is my Lady to understand"—he brings her in thus specially, first as a point of gallantry, and next as a point of prudence, having great reliance on her sense—"am I to understand, Mr. Rouncewell, and is my Lady to understand, sir, that you consider this young woman too good for Chesney Wold or likely to be injured by remaining here?"
  • You’re prudent, prudent, sir!" cries Grandfather Smallweed, rubbing his legs.
  • You’re prudent, prudent, sir!" cries Grandfather Smallweed, rubbing his legs.
  • That was prudent I think, because it’s not a matter of such importance that it requires to be mentioned."

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

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