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as in:  divined from tea leaves

She claims she can divine the future with a crystal ball.
  to predict or discover something supernaturally (as if by magic)
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divine divining divination divinations
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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.
  • Divination is one of the most imprecise branches of magic. ... True Seers are very rare,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • These stones were the only form of divination.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • Those were drooling epileptic fits brought on by the swaying of his camel, not divine revelation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • we have almost finished our work on planetary divination.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Tomorrow, I will divine the words before your eyes.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Dream interpretation is a most important means of divining the future
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The divination of my arts shall tell.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • So fit, so acceptable, so divine,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • ...holding his furled umbrella a span or two from him like a divining rod.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Without doubt some practical person had come along and mended the leak, and then had come up and told the abbot he had discovered by divination that if the sinful bath were destroyed the well would flow again.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • She took back the divining bone.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • In the second week of January, Felicia visits a santero known for his grace and power in reading the divining shells.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • It’s never too early to think about the future, so I’d recommend Divination.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • [Proteus (the Old Man of the Sea) prophesying to Menelaus]

    But about your own destiny, Menelaus,
    dear to Zeus, it’s not for you to die
    So he divined and down the breaking surf he dove
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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Associated words [difficulty]:   divine [1]
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