Usage examples for prudent

  1. But as this was uncertain, I did not think it prudent, considering the situation of the Adventure's people, to lose any time in looking for it. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. Now, fruit from these wild trees, however it may please children to play with, yet the prudent count it of no value. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. I cannot myself but think that had that affair of the trial been set at rest Lady Mason would have been prudent to look for another home. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  4. But she was prudent and did not like men. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  5. That is why I had to do things in a prudent way. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. As it was, he had an idea that perhaps he had said more than was quite prudent. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. William Airy, the father of George Biddell Airy, was a man of great activity and strength, and of prudent and steady character. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  8. Prudent woman, Mrs. Yorke- Bannerman! – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. Arthur was a prudent captain. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  10. I answer that I am not able to live what the conventional call a prudent life. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. We have said his letter was kind; it was also frank, and yet prudent. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. The eager voice and pleading eyes raised a general laugh of amusement, and even the prudent Stephen could find no objection to so innocent a request. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Foreigners can never be too prudent in Egypt. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. And he who well knew her heart, said to her: " Fair sister dear, gentle, loyal, and prudent lady, I am acquainted with your thoughts. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  15. Be prudent, too; don't give anybody's name. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  16. Had he not a right- that is, was it not proper, fair, prudent, that he should hear both, and then judge? – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  17. My wife whispered, " Do be prudent, Robert." – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  18. All his life he had thought in millions where the prudent man would have been content with hundreds. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. Above all things, be prudent. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  20. But he judged it prudent, previously to this, to sound some of the members of the Assembly on the subject of it. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson