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divine
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

10 uses
  • His behavior in the rooms was remindful of a holy man's search of a cathedral of antiquity—as if he could divine some ancient and also holy intention there.
    p. 160.8
  • Although he did not (at the time) delineate the plot of this Divine Narrative to me, I know that's what he believed: he, Owen Meany, had interrupted the Angel of Death at her holy work; she had reassigned the task—she gave it to him.
    p. 106.0
  • It was days before Owen could tell me what he thought: when you scare off the Angel of Death, the Divine Plan calls for the kind of angels you can't scare away; they even call you by name.
    p. 107.2
  • Mary Beth Baird's cow costumes may have been inspired by Mary Beth's elevated status to the role of the Virgin Mary, but the Holy Mother had not offered divine assistance, or even divine workmanship, toward the making of the costumes themselves.
    p. 170.3
  • Mary Beth Baird's cow costumes may have been inspired by Mary Beth's elevated status to the role of the Virgin Mary, but the Holy Mother had not offered divine assistance, or even divine workmanship, toward the making of the costumes themselves.
    p. 170.3
  • A deeply crazed glint in Barb Wiggin's eye made it appear that she thought trampling the Baby Jesus would register in the neighborhood of a divine occurrence, but Owen, who was always anxious about being stepped on—and excessively so, now that he was prone and helpless on the hay—echoed Barb Wiggin's concern for the cows.
    p. 170.8
  • There appeared to be more order, more divine management in evidence in Owen's room; still, there was nothing that represented anything as seasonal as Christmas—except the poinsettia-red dress that my mother's dummy wore; but I knew that dress was all the dummy had to wear, year-round.
    p. 187.6
  • In Religion Two—a heavy-reading course in "religion and literature"—we were instructed to divine Tolstoy's meaning: "There was no solution," Tolstoy writes in Anna Karenina, "but the universal solution that life gives to all questions, even the most complex and insoluble.
    p. 314.3
  • "I'm referring to Lockwood's description of Joseph, I've been pointing it out to them for so many years that I know the passage by heart: 'looking .... in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner ....'
    p. 531.6
  • For wasn't it, indeed, his BUSINESS, not only to pray for Owen Meany, then and now and forever, but here in Hurd's Church—at Owen's funeral—to bear witness to how Owen had lived his life, as if he were on divine assignment, as if he were following God's holy orders; and whether or not the Rev. Lewis Merrill believed in everything that Owen had believed, wasn't it also the Rev. Mr. Merrill's BUSINESS to give testimony to how faithful a servant of God Owen Meany had been?
    p. 551.4

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