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Definitions of providence:

  1.   Timely preparation: ( theol.) the foresight and care of God over all his creatures: God, considered in this relation: prudence in managing one's affairs. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Foresight; the care of God; God. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   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. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Foresight; timely care or preparation; the care and superintendence of God over His creatures and all things; a name applied to God. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   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. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for providence:

  1. Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose. – Oliver Cromwell
  2. 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
  3. We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. – Robert E. Lee
  4. A God without dominion, providence and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope
  5. 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

Usage examples for providence:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. “ " Providence will not leave us," asserted the freckled man. ” – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  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. Who will say there was no providence in the loss of my shoe- sole! ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  6. “ 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
  7. “ 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
  8. He thinks 'Lonzo's comin' out by himself this way is a kind of special Providence – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  9. “ 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
  10. May Providence guard them until I get there. ” – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich

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