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prudent
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

9 uses
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?  —7 uses
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Definition
sensible and careful
  • He was too prudent to come into her room.
    6 — The Jealous Mistress (32% in)
prudent = sensible and careful
  • Bad as are the laws and customs in a slaveholding community, the doctor, as a professional man, deemed it prudent to keep up some outward show of decency.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (77% in)
  • My sobs reached the ears of the captain, who came and very kindly reminded us, that for his safety, as well as our own, it would be prudent for us not to attract any attention.
    30 — Northward Bound (30% in)
  • He assured us that he would keep a good lookout, and if we acted prudently, he thought we should be in no danger.
    30 — Northward Bound (34% in)
  • She took me out to see the city as much as she deemed prudent.
    31 — Incidents In Philadelphia (82% in)
  • In our situation it was not prudent to attract attention, and I was about to pay him what he required, when a man near by shook his head for me not to do it.
    32 — The Meeting Of Mother And Daughter (13% in)
  • She can be taken very easily, if you manage prudently.
    36 — The Hairbreadth Escape (38% in)

There are no more uses of "prudent" flagged with this meaning in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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  • As a matter of prudence no names were mentioned.
    18 — Months Of Peril (29% in)
  • Such prudence may seem extraordinary in a boy of twelve years, but slaves, being surrounded by mysteries, deceptions, and dangers, early learn to be suspicious and watchful, and prematurely cautious and cunning.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (89% in)

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