Adjective(1) peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention(2) relating to or characteristic of providence(3) resulting from divine providence
(1) In such a situation, the possibility of going away on an international residency presents itself as a very real relief, a providential oasis or retreat to an artist.(2) On the contrary, the experience of Christ as Creator points us to particular creatures as those objects of God's providential care without which our understanding of the divine identity is impoverished.(3) As the war dragged on, Lincoln came to believe, despite his skeptical outlook, that a providential purpose was at work: the war was divine retribution for our long acceptance of slavery.(4) James was portrayed as a victim of the affair, and attempts were made to turn the scandal to his advantage by presenting images of the plot's providential discovery and James's personal involvement as the avenger of Overbury's murder.(5) We can trust that everything that happens in our lives is under the providential care of God.(6) The word ├ö├ç├┐secular├ö├ç├û also alludes to the moral call to homo faber to share in the divine providential ordering of creation.(7) A high-voltage wire snapped and fell on the busy road on Monday afternoon, and pedestrians and motorists had a providential escape.(8) Buena Vista Social Club's nomination last year was welcomed as a sign of providential change in the academy.(9) It was providential that he purchased this exceptional pen and he took the trouble to research its history.(10) It is deep time that opens a new view of nature, which if it lacks the Divine fiat, the miraculous and providential , is no less sublime in its own way.(11) First and most important, according to serious theism, God is constantly, immediately, intimately and directly active in his creation: he constantly upholds it in existence and providentially governs it.(12) Epicurus arguments are effective only against the view that the world was providentially designed for the benefit of humans.(13) However, her ordeal came to an end somewhat providentially .(14) In this view, forests, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and even deserts were providentially located at convenient locations, awaiting the hand of man.(15) Their God could act providentially , and their religious beliefs helped to shape their faith in republican government and the natural law that, in their view, underlay its principles.
1. opportune ::
2. divine ::
3. heaven-sent ::
1. hapless ::
2. unfortunate ::
3. unhappy ::
Different Formsprovidential, providentially
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