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prudent
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
sensible and careful
  • The deputy had nine children, and his death caused an uproar against whores and gamblers, so much so that Jake thought it prudent to leave town.
    Chapters 64-65 (36% in)
prudent = smart (to be cautious)
  • "What's going on here, Ned?" the man asked, prudently stopping by the card table.
    Chapters 42-43 (24% in)

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