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Prudent

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Prúdent. adj. [prudent, Fr. prudens, Lat.]

  1. Practically wise.

    The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Prov. xiv. 18.

    I have seen a son of Jesse, that is a man of war, and prudent in matters. 1 Sam. xvi. 18.

    The monarch prevented all reply,
    Prudent, lest others might offer.
    Milton.

  2. Foreseeing by natural instinct.

    So steers the prudent crane
    Her annual voyage.
    Milton.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Samuel (18) · Milton, John (449) · The Bible - Proverbs (19)

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