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providence
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
resulting from God's intervention or plan; or lucky — especially with regard to when something happened
  • And, doubtless, my going on this whaling voyage, formed part of the grand programme of Providence that was drawn up a long time ago.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (19% in)
  • I am not superstitious, but I consider the Commodore's interview with that whale as providential.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (77% in)
  • There, luck befriended him; two ships were about to sail for France, and were providentially in want of precisely that number of men which the sailor headed.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (96% in)
  • Therefore, I saw that here was a sort of interregnum in Providence; for its even-handed equity never could have so gross an injustice.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (77% in)
  • Do you know, gentlemen"—very gravely and mathematically bowing to each Captain in succession—"Do you know, gentlemen, that the digestive organs of the whale are so inscrutably constructed by Divine Providence, that it is quite impossible for him to completely digest even a man's arm?
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (36% in)

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