- prud'hon, pierre paul,
Origin of prudent
Examples from the Web for prudent
Bicycle riders are prudent to fear being clipped by a passing car.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the result of a chain of good decisions—wise, prudent, long-sighted, or, at the least, expedient choices.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is, rather famously, not the most prudent move to get a Ph.D in philosophy.
It would be prudent to reach some kind of consensus soon, because when you collect-it-all, the next step is to automate-it-all.The NSA Can ‘Collect-it-All,’ But What Will It Do With Our Data Next?|Joshua Kopstein|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike the talent, network spokespeople are paid for the most part to be prudent and disciplined.
But Serge, prudent and discreet, even in the most affectionate moments, led Jeanne to take a more sensible view.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
How could a prudent man who had given hostages to fortune, which Moore by this time had, in a wife and children, act otherwise?
Are not these prudent and proper counsellors for an ambitious and headstrong woman?The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Julia Pardoe
Neither he nor she thought of the loving and prudent hand that had lighted it.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
This month opened with a serious, but prudent and necessary alteration in our provisions.
Word Origin for prudent
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.