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Definitions of divine

  1. the Judeo- Christian God
  2. a clergyman or other person in religious orders
  3. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  4. of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration; " her pies were simply divine"; " the divine Shakespeare"; " an elysian meal"; " an inspired performance"
  5. emanating from God; " divine judgment"; " divine guidance"; " everything is black1 or white... satanic or godlyt"- Saturday Rev.
  6. being or having the nature of a god; " the custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his... powers"- J. G. Frazier; " the divine will"; " the divine capacity for love"; " 'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God- like to create"- J. G. Saxe
  7. resulting from divine providence; " providential care"; " a providential visitation"
  8. appropriate to or befitting a god; " the divine strength of Achilles"; " a man of godlike sagacity"; " man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"- R. H. Roveref
  9. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; " divine worship"; " divine liturgy"
  10. discover intuitively
  11. terms referring to the Judeo- Christian God
  12. search by divining, as if with a rod; " He claimed he could divine underground water"
  13. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.
  14. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.
  15. Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
  16. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.
  17. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies.
  18. Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
  19. Relating to divinity or theology.
  20. One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  21. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
  22. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
  23. To foretell; to predict; to presage.
  24. To render divine; to deify.
  25. To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
  26. To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
  27. To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.
  28. Partaking of the nature of God; sacred; holy; pertaining to theology.
  29. A theologian; clergyman.
  30. To guess or foresee; know by intuition; presage.
  31. To conjecture; guess.
  32. Belonging to or proceeding from God: devoted to God's service: holy: sacred: excellent in the highest degree.
  33. One skilled in divine things: a minister of the gospel: a theologian.
  34. To foresee or foretell as if divinely inspired: to guess or make out.
  35. To profess or practice divination: to have forebodings.
  36. DIVINELY.
  37. Pertaining to God or a deity; sacred.
  38. To foresee or foretell the future; have supernatural insight into; find out.
  39. To find out or foretell by assumed supernatural aid; prognosticate; surmise; guess.
  40. Pertaining to, proceeding from, or of the nature of God or of a god; sacred; excellent; godlike.
  41. Pertaining to divinity or theology.
  42. Pertaining to God; pertaining to a heathen god; of the nature of God; proceeding from God; godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; extraordinary; apparently superhuman; devoted to the service of God or His praise; pertaining to theology.
  43. A minister of the gospel; a man skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  44. To know beforehand; to foretell; to conjecture.
  45. To use or practise divination; to utter presages; to have presages; to guess or conjecture. Divine right, the allegation that a ruler holds his right to rule direct from God, and is not responsible for his actions as such to any lower tribunal or authority.
  46. Pert. to the true God; heavenly; sacred; excellent in the highest degree; above human.
  47. A minister of the Gospel; a clergyman; a priest.
  48. To foretell or predict; to use or practise divination; to guess or conjecture.
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Usage examples for divine

  1. But what about divine justice? – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. " But what of the miller's little sweetheart with the short hair and the divine smile? – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  3. Again the divine inclined his head, though the assent was accompanied by slight smile. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. Great news this, wrote Shaw to Frances, about the Divine Doctor. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  5. But to do it gives me the most divine joy, which I can't describe. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. Not many, we may be sure; for the good lady had not heard more than six from any other divine for the last twenty years. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  7. As a system, the latter alone is of Divine authority. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  8. Yes, yes, she truly loves her divine art. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. As a system, however, the latter alone is of Divine authority. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. We live and move and have our being on the divine side of things. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  11. This is because thought is divine – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  12. Religion, in the sense of trust in divine wisdom, can do much to originate and maintain this imperturbed frame of mind. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. However that may be, even our new divine lord is afraid. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  14. In reality the maherry had made off with him, though for what reason the sailor could not divine – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  15. This divine gift it is for us to use wisely. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  16. Love of the soul is the divine part of the business, but it cannot exist without love of the body. – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  17. But she is Divine and has herself come down from heaven; so she does not guess, or think, or hope- she knows. – Paradoxes of Catholicism by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. We had no difficulty to divine the cause. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  19. The divine nature of the angel was touched; for love is the nature of the sons of heaven. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. St. John the Divine – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
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