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divine
used in Main Street

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1  —2 uses as in:
to forgive is divine
Definition
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
  • This was their philosophy complete .... in the era of aeroplanes and syndicalism: The Baptist Church (and, somewhat less, the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian Churches) is the perfect, the divinely ordained standard in music, oratory, philanthropy, and ethics.
    Chapter 12 (91% in)
  • Mr. Blausser reared up like an elephant with a camel's neck—red faced, red eyed, heavy fisted, slightly belching—a born leader, divinely intended to be a congressman but deflected to the more lucrative honors of real-estate.
    Chapter 35 (52% in)

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  • She divined that when Aunt Bessie came in with a jar of wild-grape jelly she was waiting in hope of being asked for the recipe.
    Chapter 39 (53% in)
  • She permitted them to restore the divine decency of buttons.
    Chapter 6 (80% in)
  • She hastened to smile in agreement with Miss Villets, to glance publicly at her wrist-watch, to warble that it was "so late—have to hurry home—husband—such nice party—maybe you were right about maids, prejudiced because Bea so nice—such perfectly divine angel's-food, Mrs. Haydock must give me the recipe—good-by, such happy party——"
    Chapter 7 (98% in)
  • That was her last effort to harvest the April wind, to teach divine unhappiness by a correspondence course, to buy the lilies of Avalon and the sunsets of Cockaigne in tin cans at Ole Jenson's Grocery.
    Chapter 10 (88% in)
  • Self-pity because he did not divine that this was a surprise party rendered her sad and interesting to herself, and she had the pleasure of the martyrs in saying bravely to him, "It's nothing special.
    Chapter 15 (32% in)
  • She was startled by the return of her father, startled by a sudden conviction that in this flaxen boy she had found the gray reticent judge who was divine love, perfect under-standing.
    Chapter 29 (77% in)
  • She did not look at him but she could divine his tremulousness as he stumbled indoors.
    Chapter 31 (5% in)

There are no more uses of "divine" in Main Street.

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