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1‘the President condemned the provision of weapons to guerrillas’
supplying, supply, providing, purveying, delivery, furnishing, equipping, giving, donation, allocation, distribution, presentation
2‘there has been limited provision for gifted children in the past’
facilities, services, amenities, equipment, arrangements, solutions
means, offering, funds, benefits, assistance, opportunities
3‘the English troops were tired and running out of provisions’
supplies, food and drink, food, stores, stocks, groceries, rations, iron rations, eatables, edibles, fare, daily bread, staples
informal grub, bread, eats, chow, nosh, scoff
North American informal chuck
archaic victuals, vittles, viands, commons, meat
rare sustenance, provender, comestibles, aliment, viaticum, commissariat
4‘he never made any sort of provision for the future’
preparations, plans, planning, prearrangement, arrangements, precautions, precautionary measures, precautionary steps, contingency
5‘nearly everyone will be covered by the provisions of the Act’
term, clause, requirement, specification, stipulation
proviso, condition, rider, qualification, restriction, reservation, caveat, limitation
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