from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a provident manner; with prudent foresight; with wise precaution in preparing for the future.

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  • adverb In a provident manner.

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  • adverb In a provident manner.

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  • adverb in a provident manner


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  • Now imagine the reaction of Joshua and the gang when on the day of battle it was eerily and providently twilight all day and at the same time his enemy was miraculously struck down by hail stones.

    Augustine on Creation

  • It is a further boast that a regular mode of making proper alterations has been providently inserted in the Constitution itself.

    Why We Need A New Constitution: Part 15 of 21

  • As the Russians advanced from the east, the Nazis retreated to Germany, providently bringing their prisoners to kill along the way.

    The Last Days Of Auschwitz

  • Editors providently prepared a cover story in advance for the issue that closed on Saturday, April 16.

    On the Move

  • That purpose, providently to detach herself in the beginning from all the clankings of their chain that were to come, and to shelter herself with the fiction of her innocent belief in their mutual affection, and their adaptation to each other.

    Dombey and Son

  • Flowers, letters and edible treats streamed in, as did get-well wishes to a Web site (vet. the hospital had providently established to solve the problem of how to send e-mail to a horse.

    Can Barbaro Beat the Odds?

  • Stunned, he crashed back into the stone chair Okra had providently placed behind him.

    Pet Peeve

  • But you must have an especiall care afterward, being providently wise, least you fall into the like follies againe.

    The Decameron

  • Innumerable hedgehogs rooted and snuffled beneath them, providently arranging nests of grass and leaves in anticipation of some cold days ahead, and the beaches were strewn with what appeared to be minor shipwrecks, half-dismantled boats drawn up out of the water for inspection and recaulking.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Now his worship, the new laird, husbanded this his estate so providently well and prudently, that in less than fourteen days he wasted and dilapidated all the certain and uncertain revenue of his lairdship for three whole years.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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