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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • But what Mr. Weevle prizes most of all his few possessions (next after his light whiskers, for which he has an attachment that only whiskers can awaken in the breast of man) is a choice collection of copper-plate impressions from that truly national work The Divinities of Albion, or Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty, representing ladies of title and fashion in every variety of smirk that art, combined with capital, is capable of producing.

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  • Her pies are divine.
  • The King claimed a divine right.

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unspecified meaning
  • I should be sorry to imply that Mr. Skimpole divined this and was politic; I really never understood him well enough to know.
  • At what time of the night he had gone, or how, or why, it seemed hopeless ever to divine.

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  • So Charley became as quiet as a mouse and took her bright face here and there across and across the two rooms, out of the shade into the divine sunshine, and out of the sunshine into the shade, while I watched her peacefully.
  • The sorrow that has been in her face—for it is not there now—seems to have purified even its innocent expression and to have given it a diviner quality.

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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
as in: divined from tea leaves Define
to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
as in: divined through intuition Define
to discover something -- usually through intuition or reflection
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