a. displaying foresight; providing carefully for future; preparing for emergencies
In his usual provident manner, he had insured himself against this type of loss.
Sentence in Classic:
From every provident point of view his mother was so undoubtedly right, that he was not without a sickness of heart in finding he could shake her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Besides, the provident law has deprived you of the power to disinherit me, at least entirely, as it has also of the power to compel me to marry Monsieur This or Monsieur That.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
They are careless because they have not found that it pays to be careful; they are improvident because the improvident ones of their acquaintance get on about as well as the provident.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context
My mother was alive then, and was bedridden and helpless, and I had to provide for my two younger brothers; so I did not think I was justified in refusing his offer.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
It would have been the same in any case, for Providence would never have allowed his guilty hand to pick out anything but the poison.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I understand that you give me carte blanche to act for you, provided only that I get back the gems, and that you place no limit on the sum I may draw.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context