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providence

[ prov-i-duh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF providence
  • noundivine government
  • nounthrift

Synonyms for providence

  • deity
  • god
  • divine superintendence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVIDENCE

Providence has a hand in this, as in all other sublunary dispensations.

The lover wrestled with Providence for his foreshadowed bliss.

Did not the providence of the world ordain that not a few should go unmarried?

Not, of course, that he put it that way, or that he was making terms with Providence.

Fate played into his hands without doubt, but Fate was not Providence.

Then leave all the rest of the cooking outfit to your cook and trust in Providence.

But Providence took care of us, when we could not help ourselves.

Have we never distrusted the providence of God or his promises?

What a wise and holy improvement have they made of the dispensations of providence!

But the ways of Providence are mysterious, and that's the truth of it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "foresight, prudent anticipation," from Old French providence "divine providence, foresight" (12c.) and directly from Latin providentia "foresight, precaution, foreknowledge," from providentem (nominative providens), present participle of providere (see provide).

Providence (usually capitalized) "God as beneficent caretaker," first recorded c.1600, from earlier use of the word for "God's beneficient care or guidance" (14c.), short for divine providence, etc. The noun in Latin occasionally had a similar sense.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROVIDENCE

caution

nounalertness, carefulness

economies

nounsaving, frugality
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