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prudent
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The Aeneid
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  • The prudent Sibyl had before prepar’d
  • You term it prudence, what I baseness call: Could such a word from such a parent fall?
  • Thus, ord’ring all that prudence could provide, I clothe my shoulders with a lion’s hide And yellow spoils; then, on my bending back, The welcome load of my dear father take; While on my better hand Ascanius hung, And with unequal paces tripp’d along.
  • Then Nautes, old and wise, to whom alone The will of Heav’n by Pallas was foreshown; Vers’d in portents, experienc’d, and inspir’d To tell events, and what the fates requir’d; Thus while he stood, to neither part inclin’d, With cheerful words reliev’d his lab’ring mind: "O goddess-born, resign’d in ev’ry state, With patience bear, with prudence push your fate.

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

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