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The House of Mirth
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  • Through the boughs of the long avenue beyond the gardens she caught the flash of wheels, and divined that more visitors were approaching.
  • Ah, my dear Miss Bart, I am not divine Providence, to guarantee your enjoying the things you are trying to get!

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  • Few women took the trouble to make themselves agreeable to Dorset, and Lily had been kind to him at Bellomont, and was now smiling on him with a divine renewal of kindness.
  • Men do not, at worst, suffer much from such exposure; and in this instance the flash of divination which had carried the meaning of the letters to Lily’s brain had revealed also that they were appeals—repeated and therefore probably unanswered—for the renewal of a tie which time had evidently relaxed.
  • The consciousness of his half-divined reluctance had vanished.

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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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