Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Exercising foresight; economical.

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Usage examples "provident":

  1. Foreseeing a scarcity of provisions in the event of a siege, Meyer, provident as ever, had already decreed the death of the tetse- bitten cattle. - "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. Though the particular form of this insolent patronage has changed, this revolt and rebuke is still of value, and may be wholesome for those who are teaching the poor to be provident. - "Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens", G. K. Chesterton.
  3. For this did provident Jove await, till he should behold with his eyes the flame of a burning vessel; for from that time he was about to make a retreat of the Trojans from the ships, and to afford glory to the Greeks. - "The Iliad of Homer (1873)", Homer.