Providence

[p_ɹ_ˈɒ_v_ɪ_d_ə_n_s], [pɹˈɒvɪdəns], [pɹˈɒvɪdəns]

Definitions of providence:

  1.   the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; " divine providence"
  2.   Foresight; timely care or preparation; the care and superintendence which God exercises over His creatures; God regarded as exercising this care and superitendence; prudence in managing one's affairs.
  3.   A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.
  4.   The care exercised by the Supreme Being over the universe; also, a providential event or circumstance.
  5.   Timely care or preparation; economy; prudence; foresight and care of God for his creatures; an event directly caused by the power of God: Providence, God.
  6.   Foresight; timely care or preparation; the care and superintendence of God over His creatures and all things; a name applied to God.
  7.   Foresight; the care of God; God.
  8.   Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.
  9.   The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.
  10.   Timely preparation: ( theol.) the foresight and care of God over all his creatures: God, considered in this relation: prudence in managing one's affairs.
  11.   The exercise of foresight.
  12.   the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
  13.   a manifestation of God's foresightful care for His creatures
  14.   Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.
  15.   the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
  16.   Hence, the Deity.

Antonyms for providence:

extravagance, riches, generosity, lavishness, largess, waste, philanthropy, opulence, abundance, prodigality, wealth, hindsight, unselfishness, munificence, generousness, openhandedness, bountifulness, affluence, openheartedness, luxury, liberality, bigheartedness, wastefulness, squandering, improvidence, shortsightedness, bounty, myopia.


Quotes for providence:

  1. The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence – William Ames
  2. Because men believe not in Providence therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing. – Isaac Barrow
  3. I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence though more bitter. – Donald Cargill
  4. Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose. – Oliver Cromwell
  5. Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence – Matthew Green
  6. It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence than to see their real import and value. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  7. Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history. – Alphonse de Lamartine
  8. We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. – Robert E. Lee
  9. My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning. – James Otis
  10. He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright. – Blaise Pascal
  11. A God without dominion, providence and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope
  12. It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind. – Jonathan Swift
  13. Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring. – Peter De Vries

Usage examples for providence:

  1. He thinks 'Lonzo's comin' out by himself this way is a kind of special Providence – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. “ I know there's a mate for her somewheres, so she'd better wait a spell and trust in Providence – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  3. You might almost think that Providence was pickin' on the little thing. ” – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  4. “ I leave her in your hands with entire confidence; and if you bring this marriage about, I shall say Providence has been good to us. ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  5. When I think of it, the thing was most decidedly convenient; it was the hand of Providence – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. My friend, do you not see how Providence marks out for me the path of duty? ” – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  7. We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint, but bow to the will of Providence determined still to do our best to the last. ” – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  8. Work, and faith to do it, a good woman's hand in the dark, a Providence that made things right in the end. ” – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  9. Oh no, Jack; this is not the work of Providence – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  10. It was Providence which sent her there, he thought; Providence indicating that he might speak, and he would. ” – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  11. It had not struck him that he could ever be removed; but since it had pleased Providence to take him out of the way, there was no earthly reason for mourning his death. ” – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  12. “ I thank Providence that I have fallen into the hands of such a man who will treat me as if I were his daughter." ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  13. “ I have a scheme in my head, and Providence may favour me in bringing it about. ” – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. “ " I know him better than you, and I know Providence better than you do," she answered. ” – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  15. May Providence guard them until I get there. ” – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  16. Should we take this man's life by force, an Allwise Providence would hold us responsible for the act. ” – Clotelle The Colored Heroine by William Wells Brown
  17. “ " Providence will not leave us," asserted the freckled man. ” – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  18. Who will say there was no providence in the loss of my shoe- sole! ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  19. You had best return by Boston and Providence if you should have time. ” – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  20. “ I can take no other measures, leaving the rest to Providence – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty

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