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prudent
used in Wuthering Heights

5 uses
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Definition
sensible and careful
  • Hindley is too reckless to select his acquaintance prudently:
    Chapter 10 (50% in)
prudently = with good sense and caution
  • He — probably swayed by prudential consideration of the folly of offending a good tenant — relaxed a little in the laconic style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me, — a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement.
    Chapter 1 (95% in)
  • I just hope, I pray, that he may forget his diabolical prudence and kill me!
    Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • He was worked up to forget the fiendish prudence he boasted of, and proceeded to murderous violence.
    Chapter 17 (20% in)
  • We had nearly finished, and the two young people prudently shifted wider asunder, so I anticipated no further disturbance during that sitting: when Joseph appeared at the door, revealing by his quivering lip and furious eyes that the outrage committed on his precious shrubs was detected.
    Chapter 33 (17% in)

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