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prudent
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
sensible and careful
  • The only happy marriages I know are marriages of prudence.
    Part Two (17% in)
prudence = good sense and caution
  • "Yes, but then how often the happiness of these prudent marriages flies away like dust just because that passion turns up that they have refused to recognize," said Vronsky.
    Part Two (17% in)
  • She was vexed, too, that from all she could learn of this connection it was not that brilliant, graceful, worldly liaison which she would have welcomed, but a sort of Wertherish, desperate passion, so she was told, which might well lead him into imprudence.
    Part Two (48% in)
  • Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
    Part Five (53% in)
  • Levin thought of the text, not because he considered himself "wise and prudent."
    Part Five (53% in)
  • "I don't like to see such imprudence."
    Part Six (5% in)

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  • But by marriages of prudence we mean those in which both parties have sown their wild oats already.
    Part Two (17% in)

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