Part of speech: noun

The quality of being prudent; sagacity; economy; discretion.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "prudence":

  1. When he saw the gentleman issue from his door therefore, still more when Sir George with a kindly smile held out his hand, a condescension which the attorney could not remember that he had ever extended to him before, Mr. Fishwick's prudence took fright. - "The Castle Inn", Stanley John Weyman.
  2. But these are also the real ground, or foundation, of the attribute Prudence; since wherever these states of mind exist we may predicate prudence, even before we know whether any conduct has followed. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  3. That's Prudence, all over. - "Prudence of the Parsonage", Ethel Hueston.