- You are a provident person, I see.
- Besides, the provident law has deprived you of the power to disinherit me, at least entirely, as it has also of the power to compel me to marry Monsieur This or Monsieur That.
- [*] Now, in passing through this room, Andrea proved himself not only to be clever and intelligent, but also provident, for he helped himself to the most valuable of the ornaments before him.
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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.
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