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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVIDE AGAINST

The following means must be taken to provide against such a defect.

But then, as Leirya said, we had to provide against casualties.

But I could do nothing to provide against emergencies in this direction.

“If you will mail this, to-night, it will provide against any chance of non-payment,” she said.

To provide against this, my companions had recourse to a compass of their own invention.

Thomas has talked so feelingly about thirst that I want to provide against it.

My father, wishing to provide against his death, informed me of it very solemnly.

To provide against any cession of their territory, in any form.

This is the evil which statesmen should see and provide against.

To provide against surprises, the wagons were driven five abreast.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro- "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Related: Provided; providing. Earlier in same sense was purvey, which is the same word as deformed in Old French.

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