- prud'hon, pierre paul,
Origin of prudent
Examples from the Web for prudently
If only other American presidents had acted so prudently before embarking on military endeavors.Why Obama Should Be Applauded for Consulting Congress on Syria|Aaron Magid|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For this apparently new and shiny one-state bauble is in fact a prudently discarded historical relic.
During the Cuban missile crisis of 1963, my father purchased a painting he could not then prudently afford.
But instead of prudently adjusting their behavior, they're being bizarrely short-sighted and irresponsible.
When Joan Fontaine wanted to insult Hedda Hopper, she prudently dulled the sting by making herself a target as well.
We ourselves in some cases, prudently choose a partial death.The Life of Benjamin Franklin|Mason Locke Weems
We were immediately enveloped in a thick cloud of smoke, and could see nothing, but prudently beat an instant retreat.
Now seyng Cosimus began this reasonyng prudently, Baptiste prudently shall ende it.Machiavelli, Volume I|Niccol Machiavelli
I couldn't tempt her back to the dangerous subject and soon I prudently ceased to try.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I played, but prudently, for my capital only consisted of eighteen hundred ducats.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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.