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prudence

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1 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger
  • advised to use some old-fashioned prudence when agreeing to meet face-to-face with an online acquaintance

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2 suitability for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
  • prudence would call for a little more caution in such a delicate situation

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The first known use of prudence was in the 14th century

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“Prudence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prudence. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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