Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: providential
IPA transcription: [pɹ,ɑvəd'ɛnʃəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: heaven-sent, providential, miraculous
    Meaning: peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery"
Usage examples
  • This seemed quite providential."
  • You call that providential, do you?
  • He seems in this predicament to have clung to the old idea of walking up wind, and it must be considered wholly providential that on this course he next struck Tent Island.
  • The Union officers who had witnessed the day's events with dismay, and were filled with gloomy forebodings for the morrow, while welcoming this providential reinforcement, were by no means reassured.
  • Have you given Him the satisfaction to know that He is not making His providential dispositions around a stock or a stone, but that He has one under His hand who understands His hand, and responds to it, and rises up to meet and salute it?
  • As Butler says, there is 'a providential disposition of things' around every one of us, and it is as exactly suited to the flaws and excrescences, the faults and corruptions of our character as if Providence had had no other life to make a disposition of things for but one, and that one our own.