- providence, divine,
- provident club,
- provident society,
Origin of providential
Examples from the Web for providential
Many readers understood all manner of news in providential terms.
Call it providential, but it is exactly the kind of role with which Anne Heche identifies.Anne Heche’s Crazy New Movie, ‘That’s What She Said’|Lorenza Muñoz|October 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To return to his present day, his flux capacitor needed a providential shaft of lightning.
He attended financially to all his children and saw to it that they had providential opportunities.
Blago is a providential wrongdoer to maintain the Orwellian hate.
And she never doubted that it was a providential guidance that brought her into intimate relations with the infant heiress.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
The canon of their sacred books, however casual its apparent formation, was indeed a providential development.
Melendez promptly availed himself of the Providential event, to insist among his people upon the efficiency of his prayers.The Lily and the Totem|William Gilmore Simms
At times when we are about to throw up our hands in despair, a providential rain will save the day.Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol|Henry Harley Arnold
The fame of Washington has not lost in brilliancy since he passed from the world in which he acted such a providential part.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
1610s, "pertaining to foresifght" (implied in providentially); 1640s as "pertaining to divine providence," from Latin providentia (see providence) + -al (1). Meaning "by divine interposition" is recorded from 1719.