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 Meanings and Examples of DIVINATION
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divination
 n.  successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
 n.  the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
Classic Sentence: (162 in 11 pages)
1  d'Avrigny carried the science of divination almost to a miraculous extent, for he was one of the physicians who always work upon the body through the mind.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
2  The divination of despair is a sort of mysterious bow which never misses its aim.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
3  It is wrong to become absorbed in the divine law to such a degree as not to perceive human law.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
4  There was something almost divine in this man, who was thus august, without being himself aware of it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
5  This woman's child was one of the most divine creatures that it is possible to behold.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
6  Great sorrow is a divine and terrible ray, which transfigures the unhappy.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
7  At that moment there was about him that divine something which causes multitudes to stand aside and make way for a man.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
8  Along the crest of the plateau ran a sort of trench whose presence it was impossible for the distant observer to divine.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
9  An emanation from the divine whirlwind leaps forth and comes sweeping over these men, and they shake, and one of them sings the song supreme, and the other utters the frightful cry.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
10  Waterloo bears divine right on its crupper.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
11  It does not become disconcerted, but adjusts to its divine work the man who has bestridden the Alps, and the good old tottering invalid of Father Elysee.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
12  All at once, in the midst of this profound calm, a fresh sound arose; a sound as celestial, divine, ineffable, ravishing, as the other had been horrible.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE BEGINNING OF AN ENIGMA
13  Enjolras expressed its divine right, and Combeferre its natural right.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
14  The shocks of youthful minds among themselves have this admirable property, that one can never foresee the spark, nor divine the lightning flash.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—ENLARGEMENT OF HORIZON
15  They divine purses in pockets, they scent out watches in fobs.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—COMPOSITION OF THE TROUPE
Example Sentence:
1  A degree does not give you a divine right to wealth.
2  It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
3  To err is human, to forgive, divine.
4  He went to church, perhaps seeking divine inspiration.
5  Those other features revealed in various divine forms were simply ignored, in particular with relation to Osiris and the afterlife.
6  They saw the floods as a sign of divine wrath.
7  He saw the English victory as a sign of divine displeasure.
8  The Ayatollah described the earthquake in Iran as a divine test.
9  Nothing infuriated Tom more than Aunt Polly's ability to divine when he was telling the truth.
10  Like many others who sought divine guidance from the oracle at Delphi, Oedipus could not understand the enigmatic oracular warning he received.
11  In the Orient, however, it had long been the custom to revere a monarch as if he were a divinity.
12  The three statues above are probably Roman divinities.