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prudent
used in Paradise Lost

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Definition
sensible and careful
  • so steers the prudent crane
    Book 7 (67% in)
prudent = sensible and careful
  • Thus saying, rose The Monarch, and prevented all reply; Prudent lest, from his resolution raised, Others among the chief might offer now, Certain to be refused, what erst they feared, And, so refused, might in opinion stand His rivals, winning cheap the high repute Which he through hazard huge must earn.
    Book 2 (44% in)
  • These are the product Of those ill-mated marriages thou sawest; Where good with bad were matched, who of themselves Abhor to join; and, by imprudence mixed, Produce prodigious births of body or mind.
    Book 11 (76% in)

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