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providence
used in Light in August

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Definition
resulting from God's intervention or plan; or lucky — especially with regard to when something happened
  • So she seems to muse upon the mounting road while the slowspitting and squatting men watch her covertly, believing that she is thinking about the man and the approaching crisis, when in reality she is waging a mild battle with that providential caution of the old earth of and with and by which she lives.
    Chapter 1 (89% in)
  • He did it as though under the protection of a magic or a providence, or as if he knew that Christmas would not be waiting there with the pistol.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)

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