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prudent
used in The Magic Mountain

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
sensible and careful
  • A great many noble and prudent minds have detested tobacco smoke.
    3.4 - Satana (48% in)
  • A forest of tall pines swallowed him, and wandering through it now, he even began to sing a little again, although more prudently—but as he descended his knees shook still more unsettlingly than before.
    4.5 - Hippe (41% in)
  • Behrens mentioned no dates—he's a prudent fellow and doesn't want to play the fortune-teller.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (15% in)
  • There was an edgy quaver to his voice whenever he spoke, and he was not at all his old gentle, prudent self.
    6.1 - Changes (89% in)
  • It is at the very least my duty to point out to you as young people certain intellectual risks you run in associating with that man and to beg you, moreover, to keep your relations with him within certain prudent limits.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (80% in)
  • At home he gave the impression of a very energetic, prudent, and—despite his elegance—cold, practical man of business; but when traveling in regions whose customs were strange to him, in the south of Germany, for instance, he was all too quick to be polite and self-effacing and assumed a certain impetuous amiability, which was in no way the result of insecurity about his own culture, but on the contrary reflected both an awareness of its solid integrity and a desire to improve on his...
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (55% in)
  • His actions were hardly those of a sportsman, because a sportsman is 3 man of caution, who gets involved with the elements only as long as he knows he is their lord and master and prudently yields when he must.
    6.7 - Snow (42% in)
  • The familiar blend of languor and excitement— which was the constant condition of a Berghof guest whose acclimatization consisted of his getting used to not getting used to things—had grown so strong in both component pans that it was no longer even a question of his taking prudent action against such attacks.
    6.7 - Snow (55% in)
  • His intentions had been of the most delicate, prudent sort—nothing even vaguely impetuous or awkward.
    7.2 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (77% in)

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?  —2 uses
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  • —when, in short, prudence is defied, even repudiated.
    6.7 - Snow (42% in)
  • "It is a very complex task," Herr Settembrini said, musing, "demanding much prudence and vast reading.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (70% in)

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