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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of divine.
  • adjective Made divine, made holy.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Higginbotham divined from the grip on her arm as he helped her on, that he was not going to follow her.

    Chapter 31

  • Mrs. Higginbotham divined from the grip on her arm as he helped her on, that he was not going to follow her.

    Chapter 31

  • Battles are decisive now not so much by the destruction of armies as by the defeat of public spirit, and a something that has actually happened may be a less important fact, either in conjecturing probabilities or determining policy, than the indefinable progress of change, not marked on any dial, but instinctively divined, that is taking place in the general thought.

    The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V Political Essays

  • Anyway, long before Malcolm Gladwell'sBlink theory of rapid cognition in decision making it was opined that there's no such thing as "divined" intuition - it is just careful observation and attention to detail, a certain sensitivity to others and what's going on around you.

    Val Brown: MadWomen of Madison Avenue Convene for Kudos

  • Anyway, long before Malcolm Gladwell'sBlink theory of rapid cognition in decision making it was opined that there's no such thing as "divined" intuition - it is just careful observation and attention to detail, a certain sensitivity to others and what's going on around you.

    Val Brown: MadWomen of Madison Avenue Convene for Kudos

  • That example and the one where a mark in the margin was "divined" to be a vote for the queen gave me all the evidence I needed to know the fix was in.

    Sound Politics: Mail Ballot Lifecycle

  • Although he may merely have "divined" or "intuited" this judgment without sufficient empirical research, as Wills (quoting James Bryce) maintains, the acuity of his intuition deserves recognition.

    Tocqueville's Heart

  • Both father and sons believed in witchcraft, and they frequently "divined" the presence of water by a forked stick or hazel rod.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Mr. Stears has successfully 'divined' for water on two of Mr. Lett's farms in the East Riding, and also at Amotherby, near

    How to Read the Crystal or, Crystal and Seer

  • Talleyrand once said of a great American statesman, that without experience he 'divined' his way through any crisis.

    A Memorial Discourse on the Character of Abraham Lincoln

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