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  • She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
  • Courage is dangerous without prudence.
  • He allowed me to drive because I had proven myself to be a prudent and skilled driver,
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • but I was too young, and loved him too well, to be so prudent as I ought to have been.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility

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  • With prudent budgeting it would work out.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It is not courage that is needed; it is prudence.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Like any prudent tornado-belt family, we have a basement below our one-story home.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • it seemed prudent to do everything legally.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Did he respond prudently, or did he allow his stupidity to sink himself deeper into the mire?
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Still... the prudent wizard keeps his head down in such times.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  • Besides, after much thought, it did not seem prudent to let anyone else know of his intentions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Isn’t Prudence one of the virtues?
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "It would be more… prudent for you not to be my friend," he explained.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Nothing wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • hold your tongue, Good prudence;
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • I therefore, though with great prudence, commenced early to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I took all these measures of human prudence for my own preservation
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Prison had made Edmond prudent, and he was desirous of running no risk whatever.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans usually are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Pray, my dear aunt, what is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent motive?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • After a while and when it might be prudent,
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Hindley is too reckless to select his acquaintance prudently:
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She was now prudently making cute kitchen curtains,
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter to be over curious touching the precise nature of the whale spout.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ...doing his best to appear wise and prudent...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • As Tom had informed them that their party would be looked for in Sandusky, it was thought prudent to divide them.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • it makes a man feel prudent like; and then goodbye to happiness.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • But swear he shall be prudent?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • And I would remind you that it is not - prudent - to appear less than fond of Harry Potter, not when most of our kind regard him as the hero who made the Dark Lord disappear...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He advanced as near as he considered prudent, and kept on the opposite side of the street, the better to observe her motions.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The scout ... thought it prudent to preserve his disguise until assured of their privacy.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I exclaimed, "Why, you are a model of prudence and industry!"
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Finally, nothing prevented his being prudent and taking his precautions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • the fair wind failed us when our prudence failed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It seemed prudent to walk her past there in case anyone were awake.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • However, in my opinion, it was extremely prudent,
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • We must exercise prudence.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • he was a man of high prudence,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • he found himself ill-matched as to arms, and did not think it prudent to come to blows with a madman,
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • where they always prudently shortened sail
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • He recognized Yossarian as the drunk who had accosted him roughly at the officers’ club one night before the first mission to Bologna, and he swung his displeasure prudently to Dunbar.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But if he were warned, he might form new plans, be more wary, more prudent.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • his vanity overcame his prudence.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Harriet had business at Ford’s.—Emma thought it most prudent to go with her.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I have learnt to act prudently.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • Don’t be anxious about me, remember I am your ’prudent Amy’, and be sure I will do nothing rashly.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • As a result Diana had abstained from any further imitative flights of imagination and did not think it prudent to cultivate a spirit of belief even in harmless dryads.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • CREON What, would you have us at our age be schooled, Lessoned in prudence by a beardless boy?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
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