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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: divined from tea leaves Define
to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
  • Dream interpretation is a most important means of divining the future

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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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  • And welcome back to Divination.
  • After Potions, Divination was Harrys least favourite class, which was due mainly to Professor Trelawney’s habit of predicting his premature death every few lessons.

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  • Not, of course, that I believe examination passes or failures are of the remotest importance when it comes to the sacred art of divination.
  • He skipped breakfast next morning to scribble down a couple of made-up dreams for Divination, their first lesson, and was surprised to find a dishevelled Ron keeping him company.
  • ’History of Magic, double Potions, Divination and double Defence Against the Dark Arts… Binns, Snape, Trelawney and that Umbridge woman all in one day! I wish Fred and George’d hurry up and get those Skiving Snackboxes sorted…’
  • ’You can’t skive off Divination,’ said Hermione severely.
  • ’Hark who’s talking, you walked out of Divination, you hate Trelawney!’ said Ron indignantly.
  • It seemed, however, that he was not the only person in Divination who was in a temper.
  • Every single Divination and Care of Magical Creatures lesson was now conducted in the presence of Umbridge and her clipboard.
  • Professor Umbridge was now standing at Professor Trelawneys shoulder making notes while the Divination teacher questioned Neville about his dream diary.

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  • ’Maybe I’ll skive off Divination,’ he said glumly, as they stood in the courtyard after lunch, the wind whipping at the hems of robes and brims of hats.
  • There was too much truth in this to ignore, so half an hour later Harry took his seat in the hot, overperfumed atmosphere of the Divination classroom, feeling angry at everybody.
  • That’s what they should teach us here, he thought, turning over on to his side, how girls’ brains work… it’d be more useful than Divination, anyway… Neville snuffled in his sleep.
  • He was pulling out his dream diary in a seat at the very back of the shadowy Divination room when Ron elbowed him in the ribs and, looking round, he saw Professor Umbridge emerging through the trapdoor in the floor.
  • How soon, centaurs may attempt to divine by the burning of certain herbs and leaves, by the observation of fume and flame…’ It was the most unusual lesson Harry had ever attended.
  • You see, I have already found us a new Divination teacher, and he will prefer lodgings on the ground floor.
  • — CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN — The Centaur and the Sneak Til bet you wish you hadn’t given up Divination now, don’t you, Hermione?’ asked Parvati, smirking.
  • They had to wait until evening for their practical Astronomy; the afternoon was devoted instead to Divination.
  • Even by Harry’s low standards in Divination, the exam went very badly.
  • ’Speaking of centaurs,’ said Hermione, when she had recovered a little, ’who’s Divination teacher now?
  • After breakfast Hermione departed for her Arithmancy class as Harry and Ron followed Parvati and Lavender into the Entrance Hall, heading for Divination.
  • Harry looked down the list and found that he was expected in Professor McGonagall’s office at half past two on Monday, which would mean missing most of Divination.
  • I had gone there to see an applicant for the post of Divination teacher, though it was against my inclination to allow the subject of Divination to continue at all.
  • I had gone there to see an applicant for the post of Divination teacher, though it was against my inclination to allow the subject of Divination to continue at all.
  • And what,’ she said, in a whisper that carried all around the Entrance Hall, ’are you going to do with her once I appoint a new Divination teacher who needs her lodgings?
  • Harry and Ron told Hermione, who had been in Arithmancy, exactly what had happened in Divination while they all took out their copies of Defensive Magical Theory, but before Hermione could ask any questions Professor Umbridge had called them all to order and silence fell.
  • He was in such a bad mood by the time he got to Divination that he had quite forgotten his careers appointment with Professor McGonagall, remembering it only when Ron asked him why he wasn’t in her office.
  • …awarded Gryffindor twenty points when Harry passed her a watering can; a beaming Professor Flitwick pressed a box of squeaking sugar mice on him at the end of Charms, said, ’Shh!’ and hurried away; and Professor Trelawney broke into hysterical sobs during Divination and announced to the startled class, and a very disapproving Umbridge, that Harry was not going to suffer an early death after all, but would live to a ripe old age, become Minister for Magic and have twelve children.

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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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