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The Age of Innocence
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prudent
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The Age of Innocence
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  • Better keep on the surface, in the prudent old New York way, than risk uncovering a wound he could not heal.
  • "If I’d only been as prudent at your age May would have been dancing at the Assemblies now, instead of spending her winters in a wilderness with an old invalid."
  • Beyond it lay the flat reaches and ugly government chimneys of Goat Island, the bay spreading northward in a shimmer of gold to Prudence Island with its low growth of oaks, and the shores of Conanicut faint in the sunset haze.

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

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