When Joan Fontaine wanted to insult Hedda Hopper, she prudently dulled the sting by making herself a target as well.
During the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, my father purchased a painting he could not then prudently afford.
If only other American presidents had acted so prudently before embarking on military endeavors.
For this apparently new and shiny one-state bauble is in fact a prudently discarded historical relic.
But instead of prudently adjusting their behavior, they're being bizarrely short-sighted and irresponsible.
Scotty and Angel realized that something was going on, but prudently remained under cover.
But Isabel, who knew how to ride, prudently forbore to express an opinion.
"Certainly I shall not dispute it, señora," Juan answered, prudently.
HIS list selects those whom we may prudently consign to the law.
Our Ministers foresaw our ill-success at sea, and prudently laid a nest-egg for a war on the Continent.
late 14c., from Old French prudent "with knowledge, deliberate" (c.1300), from Latin prudentem (nominative prudens) "knowing, skilled, sagacious, circumspect;" rarely in literal sense "foreseeing;" contraction of providens, present participle of providere "to foresee" (see provide). Related: Prudently.