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Twelfth Night
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provident
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Twelfth Night
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  • True, madam; and, to comfort you with chance, Assure yourself, after our ship did split, When you, and those poor number sav’d with you, Hung on our driving boat, I saw your brother, Most provident in peril, bind himself,— Courage and hope both teaching him the practice,— To a strong mast that liv’d upon the sea; Where, like Arion on the dolphin’s back, I saw him hold acquaintance with the waves So long as I could see.

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  • I had thought my parents as tediously provident, but when they offered to pay for my college I appreciated their foresight.
  • It seems I have always been fortunate to be in a certain provident time and place, which must be my sole skill, and worth, and luck.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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