from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Rhode Island, in the northeast part of the state on Narragansett Bay. It was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 as a haven for religious dissenters and became prosperous as a port in the 18th century. Providence was joint capital with Newport until 1900. Population: 175,000.

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  • proper n. God, or a guardian deity.
  • proper n. Any of several cities in the United States, especially the capital of Rhode Island


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  • At the same time that our divines emphatically expatiate upon the goodness of Providence, while they exhort us to repose our confidence in her, do we not hear them, at the sight of unforeseen catastrophes, exclaim, that _Providence sports with the vain projects of man_, that she frustrates their designs, that she laughs at their efforts, that profound wisdom delights to bewilder the minds of mortals?

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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The woman accusing Providence police officer Marcus Huffman of sexual assault again took the stand in Superior Court, Providence, on Monday. Projo Local News

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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence police officer accused of raping a woman in a deserted police substation and then showing up to take a report after she called 911 heads to trial this week at an already difficult time for the department.

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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence police are seeking help in finding the driver of a car that hit a 37-year-old man shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night in the area of 204 Manton Ave. Projo Local News

  • PROVIDENCE - A man who claimed two Providence officers abused him is in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

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  • W. VIRGINIA 75, PROVIDENCE 59 Liz Repella scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 11 Virginia win in Providence.

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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police in Providence, R.I., are investigating a small explosion that forced the evacuation of a Starbucks coffee shop.

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  • PROVIDENCE The Ocean State Clinical Coordinating Center (OSCCC), a collaboration of the pulmonary / critical care and infectious diseases divisions of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI, will serve as the academic clinical coordinating center in tandem with the Hospital St. Luc CCC in Brussels, Belgium for an international Phase II study of a drug to treat severe sepsis, called CytoFab.

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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A school official in Providence, R.I., has been put on leave for throwing a Dominican flag on the floor and stepping on it.

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