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providential adj
1 peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery" [syn: heaven-sent, miraculous]
2 relating to or characteristic of providence; "assumption that nature operates only according to a providential plan"- M.R.Cohen
3 resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation" [syn: divine]

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  1. Of something that has occurred as a gift from a deity.

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