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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • You have always been a divinity for him, and you are that still, and this has not been an infidelity of the heart….
  • It was that if the chief proof of the Divinity was His revelation of what is right, how is it this revelation is confined to the Christian church alone?

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  • I am questioning the relation to Divinity of all the different religions of all mankind.
  • The question of other religions and their relations to Divinity I have no right to decide, and no possibility of deciding.
  • "Yes, the one unmistakable, incontestable manifestation of the Divinity is the law of right and wrong, which has come into the world by revelation, and which I feel in myself, and in the recognition of which—I don’t make myself, but whether I will or not—I am made one with other men in one body of believers, which is called the church.

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

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  • With his characteristic quickwittedness he caught the drift of each innuendo, divined whence it came, at whom and on what ground it was aimed, and that afforded him, as it always did, a certain satisfaction.
  • "I gave that life up long ago," said he, wondering at the change in her face, and trying to divine its meaning.

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  • Vronsky at once divined that Golenishtchev was of this class, and therefore was doubly pleased to see him.
  • He listened and talked, and all the while he was thinking of her inner life, trying to divine her feelings.
  • But Stepan Arkadyevitch gave him no time for reflection, and, as though divining his doubts, he scattered them.
  • She saw the look and correctly divined its meaning.
  • He was struck at first by the idea that the apprehension of divine truths had not been vouchsafed to man, but to a corporation of men bound together by love—to the church.
  • "It’ll be all the better, Agafea Mihalovna, it won’t mildew, even though our ice has begun to thaw already, so that we’ve no cool cellar to store it," said Kitty, at once divining her husband’s motive, and addressing the old housekeeper with the same feeling; "but your pickle’s so good, that mamma says she never tasted any like it," she added, smiling, and putting her kerchief straight.
  • "For you, for other people," said Anna, as though divining her thoughts, "there may be reason to hesitate; but for me….

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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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