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Origin of providence
Examples from the Web for providence
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Buddy Cianci knows the soul of Providence—and voters apparently know the ex-mayor a little too well to forgive and forget.Former Providence Mayor & Ex-Con Buddy Cianci's Redemption Tour Goes Bust|David Freedlander|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That crazy image stayed in my mind all the way up from Washington on a train, which I fell out of in Providence, R.I.My Time on the Set of 'Jaws,' or How to Get a Photo of a Frickin' Mechanical Shark|Tom Shales|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ex-convict mayor of Providence, Rhode Island is coming back for more.Ex-Con, Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci Wants His Old Job Back|David Freedlander|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To hear Cianci tell it, in the last 13 years Providence is a city that has gone to seed.
Providence has ordained it otherwise, and death arrests my progress.Tales of My Time, Vol. 1 (of 3)|William Pitt Scargill
Tartarin was reckless because of his faith in Providence, and escaped.God The Invisible King|Herbert George Wells
If selfhood as such is a bad thing, the blame lies not with the self but with the universe, with providence.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Tis the method of providence not presently to shew us all, but to lead us along from the knowledge of one thing to another.The Discovery of a World in the Moone|John Wilkins
Through the mercy of Providence, its progress was arrested by one of the ribs, and the wound healed in the course of a few days.
- ChristianityGod's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
- such protection and care as manifest by some other force
Word Origin for Providence
late 14c., "foresight, prudent anticipation," from Old French providence "divine providence, foresight" (12c.) and directly from Latin providentia "foresight, precaution, foreknowledge," from providentem (nominative providens), present participle of providere (see provide).
Providence (usually capitalized) "God as beneficent caretaker," first recorded c.1600, from earlier use of the word for "God's beneficient care or guidance" (14c.), short for divine providence, etc. The noun in Latin occasionally had a similar sense.
U.S. state, the region is traditionally said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes. More likely from Roodt Eylandt, the name Dutch explorer Adriaen Block gave to Block Island c.1614, literally "red island," so called for the color of its cliffs. Under this theory, the name was altered by 17c. English settlers by influence of the Greek island name (see Rhodes), and then extended to the mainland part of the colony. Block Island later (by 1685) was renamed for the Dutch explorer.
Capital of Rhode Island and the largest city in the state, located in the northeastern part of the state.
State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Connecticut to the west. Its capital and largest city is Providence.