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prudent
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
sensible and careful
  • Elinor used to tell her sisters that she married me for my ugliness—it was so various and amusing that it had quite conquered her prudence.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (54% in)
  • I must remind you that it is not your own prudence or judgment that has enabled you to keep your place in the trade.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (8% in)
  • She had been magnanimous enough to renounce all pride in teapots or children's frilling, and had never poured any pathetic confidences into the ears of her feminine neighbors concerning Mr. Garth's want of prudence and the sums he might have had if he had been like other men.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (16% in)
  • He did not share her warm interest, however; and only spoke with resignation of the risks attendant on the beginning of medical practice and the desirability of prudence.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (24% in)
  • Not without prudential considerations, however.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (30% in)
  • "I have no power of prophecy there," said Mr. Farebrother, who had been puffing at his pipe thoughtfully while Lydgate talked; "but as to the hostility in the town, you'll weather it if you are prudent."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (25% in)
  • "How am I to be prudent?" said Lydgate, "I just do what comes before me to do.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (25% in)
  • This sociability seemed a necessary part of professional prudence, and the entertainment must be suitable.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (52% in)
  • There seemed to be no use in implying that somebody's ignorance or imprudence had killed him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (79% in)
  • Mr. Brooke nodded, saying, "Yes; to Ladislaw," and then fell into a prudential silence.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (85% in)
  • Casaubon may be acting imprudently: she is giving up a fortune for the sake of a man, and we men have so poor an opinion of each other that we can hardly call a woman wise who does that.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (87% in)
  • Should you call it bad news to be told that you were to live at Stone Court, and manage the farm, and be remarkably prudent, and save money every year till all the stock and furniture were your own, and you were a distinguished agricultural character, as Mr. Borthrop Trumbull says—rather stout, I fear, and with the Greek and Latin sadly weather-worn?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (99% in)

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