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providence -- as in: divine providence
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  • Trust in nothing but in Providence and your own efforts.
  • I opened my grateful heart to heaven in thankfulness for its providence to me and its care of me, and fell asleep.
  • "It’s a providence I met you, miss; I doubt if I should have known how to get on with that lady."
  • Jarndyce," he pursued, "being aware of the—I would say, desolate—position of our young friend, offers to place her at a first-rate establishment where her education shall be completed, where her comfort shall be secured, where her reasonable wants shall be anticipated, where she shall be eminently qualified to discharge her duty in that station of life unto which it has pleased—shall I say Providence?
  • —when I saw her at my feet on the bare earth in her great agony of mind, I felt, through all my tumult of emotion, a burst of gratitude to the providence of God that I was so changed as that I never could disgrace her by any trace of likeness, as that nobody could ever now look at me and look at her and remotely think of any near tie between us.

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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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