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divine
used in The Scarlet Letter

14 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
to forgive is divine
Definition wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • ...he beheld an expression of divine gratitude and ecstasy...
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (46% in)
divine = splendid or wonderful
  • At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (92% in)

There are no more uses of "divine" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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  • This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (97% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (69% in)
  • The other eminent characters by whom the chief ruler was surrounded were distinguished by a dignity of mien, belonging to a period when the forms of authority were felt to possess the sacredness of Divine institutions.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (48% in)
  • The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (19% in)
  • Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (81% in)
  • There can be, if I forbode aright, no power, short of the Divine mercy, to disclose, whether by uttered words, or by type or emblem, the secrets that may be buried in the human heart.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (25% in)
  • There are scholars among them, who had spent more years in acquiring abstruse lore, connected with the divine profession, than Mr. Dimmesdale had lived; and who might well, therefore, be more profoundly versed in such solid and valuable attainments than their youthful brother.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (31% in)
  • It was his genuine impulse to adore the truth, and to reckon all things shadow-like, and utterly devoid of weight or value, that had not its divine essence as the life within their life.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (56% in)
  • Oftentimes, this Protestant and Puritan divine had plied it on his own shoulders, laughing bitterly at himself the while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly because of that bitter laugh.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (77% in)
  • Next in order to the magistrates came the young and eminently distinguished divine, from whose lips the religious discourse of the anniversary was expected.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (21% in)
  • Yonder divine man!
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (47% in)
  • Earlier in life, Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be the destined prophetess, but had long since recognised the impossibility that any mission of divine and mysterious truth should be confided to a woman stained with sin, bowed down with shame, or even burdened with a life-long sorrow.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (89% in)

There are no more uses of "divine" in The Scarlet Letter.

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