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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: divined from tea leaves Define
to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
  • we have almost finished our work on planetary divination.

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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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  • Professor Trelawney was their Divination teacher at Hogwarts.
  • "Double Divination this afternoon," Harry groaned, looking down.

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  • Divination was his least favorite subject, apart from Potions.
  • "Shall we get our Divination stuff, then?" said Harry.
  • Harry and Ron were deeply amused when Professor Trelawney told them that they had received top marks for their homework in their next Divination class.
  • "You know," said Ron, whose hair was on end because of all the times he had run his fingers through it in frustration, "I think it’s back to the old Divination standby."
  • Here he took a piece of parchment from the table upon which his Divination homework still lay and wrote the following letter: Dear Sirius, I reckon I just imagined my scar hurting, I was half asleep when I wrote to you last time.
  • He forced down some dinner after Divination, then returned to the empty classroom with Hermione, using the Invisibility Cloak to avoid the teachers.
  • This evening, after Divination.
  • Harry thoroughly enjoyed double Divination that afternoon; they were still doing star charts and predictions, but now that he and Ron were friends once more, the whole thing seemed very funny again.

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  • "A great big dragon keeps popping up in my head for some reason…Okay, try again…… " He wanted to skip Divination to keep practicing, but Hermione refused pointblank to skive off Arithmancy, and there was no point in staying without her.
  • "See you at dinner!" said Hermione, and she set off for Arithmancy, while Harry and Ron headed toward North Tower, and Divination.
  • Professor — I was in Divination just now, and — er — I fell asleep.
  • How did she know your scar hurt in Divination?
  • And unless I’m very much mistaken, Rita was perched on the windowsill of the Divination class the day your scar hurt.
  • On Monday last, midway through a Divination lesson, your Daily Prophet reporter witnessed Potter storming from the class, claiming that his scar was hurting too badly to continue studying.

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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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