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divine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
divinedi‧vine1 /dəˈvaɪn/ ●●○ adjective  1 RRcoming from or relating to God or a goddivine intervention/providence/revelation/guidance etc faith in divine providence divine power divine love2 GOOD/EXCELLENT old-fashioned very pleasant or gooddivinely adverb a divinely inspired idea
Examples from the Corpus
divineYes, it was truly divine.He was fully human as well as fully divine.Instead, they recognized an interlocking trinity of types: animal, human, divine.The combination of sweet prunes and rabbit in this classic dish is divine.He offered a brief prayer for divine guidance.What we may recognize as a scientific principle was enunciated via the theological concept of divine immutability.To perform them is to conform to the divine order which governs all human affairs.The death of a child is commonly seen by members of the tribe as divine punishment.The first Christians also knew that divine resources were more than a match for the dark powers.Singer Sarah Vaughan was often called "the Divine Sarah."The emperor was considered the nation's divine spiritual leader.Encountering him there, Dinah calmly tells him that she can not do without him-it is the divine will that they marry.divine intervention/providence/revelation/guidance etcNor did he find any room for divine intervention.On the one side the appeal was to reason; on the other, to faith and special divine revelation.One is that devout patients may forgo treatment and wait for divine intervention.The ensuing silence indicated that I had not helped matters. l stared at my Keds, hoping for divine guidance.And barring divine intervention, also its last.In the absence of divine intervention, virgin birth for mammals is not an option.To say that the Church was the sole conduit of divine revelation was to dictate terms to the Almighty.We thought there was some sort of divine providence which would somehow or other get us away.
Related topics: Folklore
divinedivine2 verb  1 [transitive] literaryGUESS to discover or guess somethingdivine that Somehow, the children had divined that he was lying.2 [intransitive]RF to search for underground water or minerals using a Y-shaped stick a divining rod (=the stick used for this)diviner noun [countable]
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Examples from the Corpus
divineTogether they divined for Charlie's talent.He had apparently divined from my expression that I was not prepared.They divined the contents of sealed envelopes by the simple expedient of opening the staples at the other end of the envelope.Money experts now begin the tricky business of divining the fate of the economy.Spoken words were not crucial because people should be able to divine the next move.No one in the twenties could have divined this over-arching design, nor did Pound suppose that anyone would.You can still divine water with a rod and be an agnostic.Others will divine whether the Martins were lucky hobbyists or party stooges.divine thatWith the uncanny prescience of children, they had divined that he was a fake.I divined that they spoke of the woman who was on trial for her life in Geneva on the morrow.
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Verb table
divine
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydivine
he, she, itdivines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydivined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave divined
he, she, ithas divined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad divined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill divine
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have divined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam divining
he, she, itis divining
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you, we, theyare divining
Past
I, he, she, itwas divining
you, we, theywere divining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been divining
he, she, ithas been divining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been divining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be divining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been divining
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