[ US /ˈpɹudəns/ ]
[ UK /pɹˈuːdəns/ ]
  1. discretion in practical affairs
  2. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    the servants showed great tact and discretion
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How To Use prudence In A Sentence

  • Well, it would be in a whole new jurisprudence so far as the prosecution of Commonwealth offences were concerned in this country.
  • It would be perceived by some critics as a tax on prudence and thrift. Times, Sunday Times
  • These are mind-boggling questions for a person of normal prudence because in science, colour is simply light of different wavelength.
  • They whiche unto the warre have given rule, will that the menne be chosen out of temperate countries, to the intente they may have hardines, and prudence, for as muche as the hote countrey, bredes prudente men and not hardy, the colde, hardy, and not prudente. Machiavelli, Volume I
  • He mixed, however, some prudence with his courage, and passed the greatest part of his time in a country retirement; alleging his advanced age, and the weakness of his eyes.
  • This is a very knotty question; it is like asking how far a dropsical man may be punctured without his dying under the operation; this depends on the prudence of the physician. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • It is not my intention to review the relevant jurisprudence in this ruling.
  • The happy or unprosperous event of any action, is not only apt to give us a good or bad opinion of the prudence with which it was conducted, but almost always too animates our gratitude or resentment, our sense of the merit or demerit of the design.
  • It would be perceived by some critics as a tax on prudence and thrift. Times, Sunday Times
  • I do not myself consider that the Strasbourg jurisprudence can be so neatly encapsulated.
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