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divine
used in
Catch-22
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divine
Used in
Catch-22
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  • The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of creation?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was no mistaking the awesome implications of the chaplain's revelation: it was either an insight of divine origin or a hallucination; he was either blessed or losing his mind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nurse Duckett shrieked and jumped into the air a mile, but it wasn't high enough, and she squirmed and vaulted and seesawed back and forth on her divine fulcrum for almost a full fifteen seconds before she wiggled free finally and retreated frantically into the aisle with an ashen, trembling face.  (not reviewed by editor)

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