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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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as in: divined from tea leaves Define
to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
  • Divination is one of the most imprecise branches of magic. ... True Seers are very rare,

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  • She claims she can divine the future with a crystal ball.
  • She claims she can divine the location of underground water.

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  • Most important of all, he had to buy his new schoolbooks, which would include those for his two new subjects, Care of Magical Creatures and Divination.
  • Those are my books for Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, the Study of Ancient Runes, Muggle Studies —

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  • " ’Sibyll Trelawney, Divination teacher," ’ Harry read.
  • "Ah, starting Divination, are you?" said the manager, stripping off his gloves and leading Harry into the back of the shop, where there was a corner devoted to fortune-telling.
  • "Welcome to Divination," said Professor Trelawney, who had seated herself in a winged armchair in front of the fire.
  • We will be covering the basic methods of Divination this year.
  • It took them so long to find her classroom that, early as they had left Divination, they were only just in time.
  • "Please, Professor, we’ve just had our first Divination class, and we were reading the tea leaves, and —"
  • "I think Divination seems very woolly," she said, searching for her page.
  • If being good at Divination means I have to pretend to see death omens in a lump of tea leaves, I’m not sure I’ll be studying it much longer!

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  • And Ernie McMillan told me she’s never missed a Muggle Studies class, but half of them are at the same time as Divination, and she’s never missed one of them either!
  • The first Divination lesson of the new term was much less fun; Professor Trelawney was now teaching them palmistry, and she lost no time in informing Harry that he had the shortest life line she had ever seen.
  • I’d better go and see Professor Flitwick and say sorry… I’ll see you in Divination!
  • Even without Divination, she was taking more subjects than anybody else.
  • Harry’s and Ron’s last exam was Divination; Hermione’s, Muggle Studies.
  • Professor Dumbledore — yesterday, when I was having my Divination exam, Professor Trelawney went very — very strange.
  • Without Muggle Studies and Divination, I’ll be able to have a normal schedule again.
  • I am sorry to say that from the moment you have arrived in this class my dear, it has been apparent that you do not have what the noble art of Divination requires.
  • Professor Trelawney delicately rearranged her shawl and continued, "So you have chosen to study Divination, the most difficult of all magical arts.
  • Divination, but it’s not for another twenty minutes," said Harry.

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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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