[ US /ˈpɹɑvədəns/ ]
[ UK /pɹˈɒvɪdəns/ ]
  1. the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    divine providence
  2. the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
  3. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
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How To Use providence In A Sentence

  • The theory I do not accept: one simply folds his sails, unships his rudder, and waits the will of Providence, or the arrival of some compelling fate. Saunterings
  • Those women would certainly regard his death as an act of providence. A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE
  • Last evening a gentleman arrived here from Providence, by whom we are favour'd with the following, fresh advices from the northern army.
  • He prays that God would give him strength to praise him: "Let thy judgments help me; let all ordinances and all providences" (both are God's judgments) "further me in glorifying God; let them be the matter of my praise and let them help to fit me for that work. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • Pastor Rick Warren's best-selling "The Purpose Driven Life" is suffused with predestinarian themes, repackaged as a gentler divine providence. Highway To Heaven
  • Yet this is not all: they are proud still, and therefore they do not seek unto God (Ps.x. 4), or, if they do cry unto him, therefore he does not give answer, for he hears only the desire of the humble (Ps.x. 17) and delivers those by his providence whom he has first by his grace prepared and made fit for deliverance, which we are not if, under humbling afflictions, our hearts remain unhumbled and our pride unmortified. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • If Huck had felt ‘ornery’ and insignificant in the face of Providence Jim is capable of the same emotion when he recalls his shabby treatment of Elizabeth.
  • The will of Providence be resigned to in the rest: as that leads, let me patiently and unrepiningly follow! — Clarissa Harlowe
  • Something else helped the men of D-Day: their rock-hard belief that Providence would have a great hand in the events that would unfold here.
  • They were resilient people with strong faith and a firm belief in providence.
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