Definitions of providence

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

Usage examples for providence

  1. It was Providence which sent her there, he thought; Providence indicating that he might speak, and he would. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. My friend, do you not see how Providence marks out for me the path of duty? – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  3. He thinks 'Lonzo's comin' out by himself this way is a kind of special Providence." – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. " Providence will not leave us," asserted the freckled man. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. May Providence guard them until I get there. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  9. 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
  10. You had best return by Boston and Providence if you should have time. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Oh no, Jack; this is not the work of Providence. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. " I know him better than you, and I know Providence better than you do," she answered. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  19. You might almost think that Providence was pickin' on the little thing. – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett