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On the other hand Mr. Longley preferred the "offer of the House" to widows, in order to make their deceased husbands provident.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
It was fortunate Humphrey had been so provident in making so large a quantity of hay, or the stock would have been starved.
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
But at last, thoughtful for her health and provident of her weakness, he rose up and passed his arm around her to convey her home.
THE MINISTER'S WOOINGHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
At this moment the conference was cut short by Mrs. Scudders provident footstep on the garret stairs.
THE MINISTER'S WOOINGHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
No wonder that provident parents circumvent such a common law by a settlement before marriage!
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Mr. Edmiston was remarkable among lawyers for the wide research and provident care with which he prepared his cases.
LYMAN'S HISTORY OF OLD WALLA WALLA COUNTY, VOL. 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM DENISON LYMAN
Fortunately I have been more provident than thou hast been considerate; I have not exhausted my whole mine of wealth upon thee.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
Thy provident wisdom takes care to craze the minds of these detestable men, who are so dangerous to our species.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
Why should sportsmen be less provident of the stock they prize so dearly; stock that has so few care-takers, so many enemies?
IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
The deceased had, it must be confessed, ruined himself in a very strange way: 'provident management' had been his destruction.
A SPORTSMAN'S SKETCHESIVAN TURGENEV
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROVIDENT

  • acute
  • canny
  • cautious
  • clairvoyant
  • commonsensical
  • cool-headed
  • discerning
  • far-seeing
  • judicious
  • levelheaded
  • politic
  • prescient
  • provident
  • prudent
  • sagacious
  • sage
  • shrewd
  • well-balanced
  • wise
  • abstemious
  • canny
  • careful
  • chary
  • conserving
  • discreet
  • meager
  • meticulous
  • mingy
  • niggardly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penny-wise
  • preserving
  • provident
  • prudent
  • saving
  • sparing
  • spartan
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • tightwad
  • unwasteful
  • wary
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