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as in: to forgive is divine Define
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • Finally, she left the house and ran away from Fyodor Pavlovitch with a destitute divinity student, leaving Mitya, a child of three years old, in her husband’s hands.
  • He was a divinity student, living under the protection of the monastery.

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  • The poor woman turned out to be in Petersburg, where she had gone with her divinity student, and where she had thrown herself into a life of complete emancipation.
  • The divinity student, the novice, and Alyosha remained standing.
  • Alyosha did not dare to look at Rakitin, the divinity student, whom he knew almost intimately.
  • ’Wretched doggerel,’ he said they were, ’some divinity student must have written them,’ and with such vehemence, such vehemence!

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

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  • That could be divined.
  • For that we have the divine promise.

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  • And what in human reckoning seems still afar off, may by the Divine ordinance be close at hand, on the eve of its appearance.
  • In a miracle of Divine Providence.
  • "He keeps talking nonsense, and we were all laughing," Kalganov began suddenly, as though divining his thought, and pointing to Maximov.
  • And so, not without good reason, he divined, with a sinking heart, that at moments she must simply hate him and his passion.
  • Secondly, that ’criminal and civil jurisdiction ought not to belong to the Church, and is inconsistent with its nature, both as a divine institution and as an organization of men for religious objects,’ and, finally, in the third place, ’the Church is a kingdom not of this world.’
  • Love a man even in his sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth.
  • If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.
  • At the time it could not be so clear, since the future was unknown; but now that fifteen hundred years have passed, we see that everything in those three questions was so justly divined and foretold, and has been so truly fulfilled, that nothing can be added to them or taken from them.

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  • Man will be lifted up with a spirit of divine Titanic pride and the man-god will appear.
  • It must be noted that Kolya understood and divined what was in Dardanelov’s heart and, of course, despised him profoundly for his "feelings"; he had in the past been so tactless as to show this contempt before his mother, hinting vaguely that he knew what Dardanelov was after.
  • I bless the rising sun each day, and, as before, my hearts sings to meet it, but now I love even more its setting, its long slanting rays and the soft, tender, gentle memories that come with them, the dear images from the whole of my long, happy life—and over all the Divine Truth, softening, reconciling, forgiving!
  • "Remember, young man, unceasingly," Father Paissy began, without preface, "that the science of this world, which has become a great power, has, especially in the last century, analyzed everything divine handed down to us in the holy books.

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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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