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 (prŏv′ĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
1. Providing for future needs or events: "a shelter with bunks, springs only, intended for provident hikers who carried sleeping bags" (Donald Hall).
2. Frugal; economical: provident in spending money.

[Middle English, from Latin prōvidēns, prōvident-, present participle of prōvidēre, to provide for; see provide.]

prov′i·dent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.providently - in a provident manner; "providently, he had saved up some money for emergencies"
improvidently - in an improvident manner; "he lived improvidently for the moment"
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[ˈprɒvɪdəntlɪ] ADVpróvidamente
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The multitude of people at this present were innumerable: but to conclude God be thanked, for it, was such the great care of the worshipfull Citizens of London, & all things so providently foreseen, by them, that little or no hurt or danger ensued to any: which was greatly feared of many, to have happened: by reason of the great multitudes that were in the Citie, being come both farre & neere thither.
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(4) This motivated Galton to endorse methods for accelerating the process of human evolution, writing, "What nature does blindly, slowly, and ruthlessly, man may do providently, quickly and kindly".
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She has noticed that although the demand of domestic and care work was on the increase, that the model of housewife was falling in the EU region recently and that this need for this job was met providently by the female "undocumented migrant", policy on immigration was too restrictive for non-EU citizens.