Definition of providence
1a often capitalized : divine guidance or careb capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny
2 : the quality or state of being provident
Examples of providence in a Sentence
practicing its customary providence, the snowbound family was able to make the meager stores last until help arrived
had the providence to lay in supplies before the storm hit
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The almost unbelievable timing of their deaths resounded as an exclamation mark on the Revolutionary period, hailed by Daniel Webster and others as evidence of divine providence at the root of the nation.
Because Hoover died before the Watergate break-in, providence called a halt to the escalation of tension between him and the president.
Providence 9, Trinity 3: Shannon Smith had three runs and three RBIs for Providence (19-8) in the GCAC Red quarterfinals.
Providence 9, Mount Carmel 0: Ethan Petric and Caden Boggetto combined on a four-hitter for Providence (15-12, 10-7 Catholic Blue).
See More Providence can secure a second-place league finish with a victory against Oakwood on Wednesday in its regular-season finale.
Providence 9, Marmion 7 Romeoville 9, Oswego 5 Highlights: JD Miller was 2-for-4 with a run for Oswego.
Providence hosts the SoMeck8 baseball tournament this week.
Four decades ago, its operational hub in Portland, Ore., consisted of two modest hospitals: Providence and St. Vincent.
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Origin and Etymology of providence
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin providentia, from provident-, providens
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Providence
city in northern Rhode Island that is the state capital and a port at the head of the Providence River (a northern arm of Narragansett Bay) population 178,042
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Definition of Providence for English Language Learners
: U.S. city, Rhode Island
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Definition of Providence for Students
city, capital of Rhode Island
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