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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprudencepru‧dence /ˈpruːdəns/ noun [uncountable]  CAREFULa sensible and careful attitude that makes you avoid unnecessary risks financial prudence
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prudenceFor the first time in his life, Bigwig had found himself driven to moderation and prudence.However commendable prudence may be as an accounting concept, decline will put it under pressure.He has a bit too much affectation and too little prudence...Ordinary prudence would have reminded him that it was dangerous to side against Apollo with Pan, infinitely the less powerful.David showed prudence in doing the things committed to him by Saul.He ended up calling them all to Washington to urge prudence in the lending system, not pyromania.But what passion was there in a life lived with prudence?
From Longman Business Dictionaryprudencepru‧dence /ˈpruːdəns/ noun [uncountable]1when you are sensible and careful to avoid unnecessary risks SYN CONSERVATISMTheir financial reserves have been built up over many years through a combination of prudence and innovation.2ACCOUNTING the rule that a business should not state an asset value, possible profit etc to be bigger, or a possible loss to be smaller, than it actually might be
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