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providence -- as in: divine providence
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • There, ’tis a happy providence that I be no worse.
  • "Well, I hope Providence won’t be in a way with me for my doings," said Joseph, again sitting down.
  • To turn about would have been hard enough under the greatest providential encouragement; but to find that Providence, far from helping him into a new course, or showing any wish that he might adopt one, actually jeered his first trembling and critical attempt in that kind, was more than nature could bear.
  • To turn about would have been hard enough under the greatest providential encouragement; but to find that Providence, far from helping him into a new course, or showing any wish that he might adopt one, actually jeered his first trembling and critical attempt in that kind, was more than nature could bear.
  • "Well, ’twas a most ungodly remedy," murmured Joseph Poorgrass; "but we ought to feel deep cheerfulness that a happy Providence kept it from being any worse.
  • "Well, ’tis; but a happy Providence ordered that it should be no worse, and I feel my thanks.

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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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