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providence
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
resulting from God's intervention or plan; or lucky — especially with regard to when something happened
  • And it's flying i' the face o' Providence; for what are the doctors for, if we aren't to call 'cause in?
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (76% in)
  • I don't like to fly i' the face o' Providence, but it seems hard as I should have but one gell, an' her so comical."
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (74% in)
  • He thought religion was a very excellent thing, and Aristotle a great authority, and deaneries and prebends useful institutions, and Great Britain the providential bulwark of Protestantism, and faith in the unseen a great support to afflicted minds; he believed in all these things, as a Swiss hotel-keeper believes in the beauty of the scenery around him, and in the pleasure it gives to artistic visitors.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (30% in)
  • Providence or some other prince of this world, it appears, has undertaken the task of retribution for us; and really, by an agreeable constitution of things, our enemies somehow don't prosper.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (86% in)
  • Lors, I think the moths an' the mildew was sent by Providence o' purpose to cheapen the goods a bit for the good-lookin' women as han't got much money.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (73% in)
  • If we only look far enough off for the consequence of our actions, we can always find some point in the combination of results by which those actions can be justified; by adopting the point of view of a Providence who arranges results, or of a philosopher who traces them, we shall find it possible to obtain perfect complacency in choosing to do what is most agreeable to us in the present moment.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (82% in)
  • But the refined instinct of the world's wife was not to be deceived; providentially!
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (24% in)

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