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divine
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  • She permitted them to restore the divine decency of buttons.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was startled by the return of her father, startled by a sudden conviction that in this flaxen boy she had found the gray reticent judge who was divine love, perfect under-standing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That was her last effort to harvest the April wind, to teach divine unhappiness by a correspondence course, to buy the lilies of Avalon and the sunsets of Cockaigne in tin cans at Ole Jenson's Grocery.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She divined that when Aunt Bessie came in with a jar of wild-grape jelly she was waiting in hope of being asked for the recipe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She hastened to smile in agreement with Miss Villets, to glance publicly at her wrist-watch, to warble that it was "so late—have to hurry home—husband—such nice party—maybe you were right about maids, prejudiced because Bea so nice—such perfectly divine angel's-food, Mrs. Haydock must give me the recipe—good-by, such happy party——" She walked home.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Howlands across the street are such window-peepers, and Mrs. Bogart——" She did not look at him but she could divine his tremulousness as he stumbled indoors.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Well——" Self-pity because he did not divine that this was a surprise party rendered her sad and interesting to herself, and she had the pleasure of the martyrs in saying bravely to him, "It's nothing special.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: divined through intuition
as in: to forgive is divine
as in: divined from tea leaves
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