Providentness

Definitions

  • Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Providentness The quality or state of being provident; carefulness; prudence; economy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Providence, Rhode Island it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
    • n providentness The quality of being provident; foresight; carefulness; prudence; providence.
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Quotations

  • Glenda Jackson
    Glenda Jackson
    “Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “I've always though that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.”
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    “A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.”
  • Edmund Burke
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    “Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.”
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
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    “The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.”

Idioms

Tempt providence - If you tempt providence, you take a risk that may well have unpleasant consequences. ('Tempt fate' is also used.)
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Usage

In literature:

In the spring of 1636; with four companions he founded the town of Providence.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Providence acts advisedly, it crowns him who deserves the crown; do you pretend to know better than Providence?
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The true essence of belief was the abandonment of ourselves to divine providence.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Some relief was provided at last by her church.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
And meanwhile she'll be amply provided for.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was a strange dispensation of Providence.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Shelving for folios and quartos should be provided in every book room.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
In the great sea-wars of the past, Ireland has always been regarded by the enemy as providing the base for a flank attack upon England.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Through divine Providence we behold the family of Pandu!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
A relay is in series with the line and provides a large range of sensibility.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
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In poetry:

With Jesus for our guide,
The path is safe though rough
The promise says, I will provide,
And faith replies, Enough!
"The Milch Kine Drawing The Ark : Faith's Surrender Of All" by John Newton
Yet with her went a secret sense
Of all things sweet and fair,
And Beauty's gracious providence
Refreshed her unaware.
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When in thy straits, or wants extreme,
Help fail'd on ev'ry side,
Jehovah-Jireh was his name,
Thy Husband did provide.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
"Olney Hymn 68: Light Shining Out Of Darkness" by William Cowper
Eternal One, hide not Thy face,
But grant me mercy, love and grace,
And in Thy providence a place
Of security and rest.
"My Prayer" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
To my dear BROTHERS I bequeath
All they can get by rapine;
That is, provided that my death,
Ere I return, shall happen.
"Buonaparte's Will" by Thomas Stott

In news:

ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB), provider of power and automation technology, and Baldor Electric Company (NYSE: BEZ), provider of industrial motors, announced successful completion of the cash tender offer for the common stock of Baldor.
There are many factors which are important in selecting a medical provider or health product, many of which are not reflected in the information provided on USNews.com.
The histories of formation of "online staffing" platform providers provide rich, interesting, and informative insights into this emerging industry segment.
The FCC site provides an area to make views on deregulation known, and provides contact information for the agency.
Luckily, the bluebird population can be easily recovered, provided people put up nest boxes to provide the bluebirds an opportunity to reproduce.
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Ten Mile River Bridges in East Providence reopened to traffic Friday, a year ahead of schedule.
Barbara Kay in the National Post wrote about the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to force Internet providers to provide the names of online bullies .
Snapplify is a mobile-app provider that enables publishers, authors and content providers to package their books, magazines and brochures into digital publications for company-branded Mobile Apps.
All User Content provided to Newsday.com is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it.
InnoTrans provides an opportunity for the providers of catering services or manufacturers of on-board kitchen equipment to stage their presentations in front of more than 100,000 trade visitors from all over the world.
The whole child care vote-idea is backward, opponents argue, because a minority of providers could have power over the majority of the 11,000 child care providers in the state choosing not to join the union.
As of October, the Sisters of Providence of St Mary-of-the-Woods' hospitality and welcoming center has been renamed the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center.
In these columns, she provided a sample clause commonly found in meetings contracts, and provided advice on each clause 's possible ramifications.
Since 2005, the Blues have provided more than $8 million in charitable contributions to locally operated clinics across the state that provide health care services at no or low cost.
Providers are looking to provide everything from e-mail security to log management, all from the cloud.
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In science:

Should provide permit easy and reversal of actions.  Should reduce short term memory load  The GUI should provide an obvious, intuitive, and consistent interface to the simulation system.
Designing Flexible GUI to Increase the Acceptance Rate of Product Data Management Systems in Industry
The GUI should provide an efficient means for reusing component models.  The GUI should provide different graphical layouts for different types of simulation applications.
Designing Flexible GUI to Increase the Acceptance Rate of Product Data Management Systems in Industry
If this is the case, we say that the implementation provides positive concurrency, in contrast to zero concurrency provided by “single-lock” and obstruction-free STMs.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
The role of the cassettes is to: (i) provide a mechanical structure to hold the 3 RPCs in a given layer together, and (ii) to provide a surface to cool the front-end ASICs.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Their population demographics provide insight on the formation mode and distribution of the most massive stars in the Galaxy, while the observed frequencies of WR subtypes as a function of environmental metallicity provide a useful testing ground for evolutionary models (Meynet & Maeder 2005).
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
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