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providence -- as in: divine providence
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Crime and Punishment
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  • This would be such a benefit that we could only look upon it as a providential blessing.
  • The mother and sister looked on him with emotion and gratitude, as their Providence.
  • I look upon you really as a providence for us, and so I took it for granted that you knew all about us.
  • I meant to keep them without a penny so that they should turn to me as their providence, and look at them! foo!
  • Though Pulcheria Alexandrovna felt that the young man was really too eccentric and pinched her hand too much, in her anxiety over her Rodya she looked on his presence as providential, and was unwilling to notice all his peculiarities.
  • In the first place, because I can reason that I am one, and secondly, because for a month past I have been troubling benevolent Providence, calling it to witness that not for my own fleshly lusts did I undertake it, but with a grand and noble object—ha-ha!
  • "Oh, if the Divine Providence is to be mixed up in it, there is no doing anything," Raskolnikov grumbled morosely.
  • I said that about Luzhin and Providence for my own sake.
  • I have a little fact even then, Providence sent it me.
  • He declared that he had taken the other out of the gutter and he could turn him out when he liked, and that only the finger of Providence sees it all.
  • "But I can’t know the Divine Providence.

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  • On the eve of battle, he prayed that providence was in our favor.
  • Providence has been good to me.

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