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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVIDING

When I last saw her she was providing for five sick and injured ones.

Sometimes, by way of providing a varied entertainment, they sing a dirge.

At that moment she might be in the power and at the mercy of him who had followed her; providing he were not friendly.

In that armor of nature's providing he will not shiver or shake any more.

Leaving the common tables, we may therefore proceed to the means of providing food.

Your bringing me here and providing for me was even kind, I suppose.

This is, of course, providing that you start for Providence to-morrer morning.

First of all, no one will furnish us with a market or means of providing ourselves with food.

And how long do you expect your body to be equal to providing the necessaries of life for hire?

The laboring classes seem to have no idea of economy or of providing for the morrow.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROVIDING

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