• The Divine Shepherd
    The Divine Shepherd
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv divinely by divine means "the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal existence"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320 feet from end to end.
    • Divinely By the agency or influence of God. "Divinely set apart . . . to be a preacher of righteousness."
    • Divinely In a divine or godlike manner; holily; admirably or excellently in a supreme degree. "Most divinely fair."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 90% believe in divine retribution.
    • divinely In a divine or godlike manner; in a manner resembling deity.
    • divinely By the agency or influence of God: as, a prophet divinely inspired; divinely taught.
    • divinely Excellently; in the supreme degree: as, divinely fair; divinely brave.
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  • Jean Rostand
    “The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.”
  • Henry Miller
    “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
  • Milman
    “Too fair to worship, too divine to love.”
  • Sir Arthur Keith
    Sir Arthur Keith
    “The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine -- but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.”
  • Heraclitus
    “A man's character is his guardian divinity.”
  • Horace Mann
    “It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.”


To err is human, to forgive divine - This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.


In literature:

His union with Themis typifies the bond which exists between divine majesty and justice, law, and order.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Even the profane sinner in the foul, sacrilege of his oath acclaims the divine supremacy of Him whose name he desecrates.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The one is rooted in self-will; the other is rooted in the power of the Divine grace.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
When the divine statement is made, "Without Me ye can do nothing," it is simply that of a literal fact.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
They only serve to obscure the truth that the Divine Wrath is itself a manifestation of the Divine Love.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
It is true the whole world is divine, and man is not more divine than other beings.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
And the very essence of the salvation is the breathing into me of a divine life, so that I become partaker of 'the divine nature.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Nature discloses manifold signs of wise intention and harmonious order, and these are held to betoken a divine designer.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
A vow must not be inconsistent with the requirements of the Divine law.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Our minds ran close together in the channels of divine truth, and they have never materially diverged.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
In the beginning of the work it moved divinely; it was divinely unaware of her and of her urging.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
An ordinary wash-day has little divinity in it, but this one is filled with the divine plan.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
When I was meditating on this Divine union a picture imaged itself before my mind.
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
It is not surprising that the high church divines of the eighteenth century had little to say for him.
"William Blake" by Charles Gardner
This and all growth and evolution is the result of electrical energy under divine law and spiritual control.
"The Universe a Vast Electric Organism" by George Woodward Warder
Amongst the ancients magic was considered a Divine science, which led to a participation in the attributes of Divinity itself.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
I never hinted at morals divinely and supernormally revealed.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
In Ezekiel's experience there is a definition of divine inspiration.
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
This makes it divinely simple; and, we may add, divinely settled.
"The Assembly of God" by C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
In vain he racked his brain, he could not divine the Guises' scheme; but Queen Mary betrayed it.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac

In poetry:

A hope so much divine
May trials well endure;
May purge our souls from sense and sin,
As Christ the Lord is pure.
"Hymn 64" by Isaac Watts
Thy goodness how divinely free!
How wondrous is thy grace
To those that fear thy majesty,
And trust thy promises!
"Psalm 31 part 1" by Isaac Watts
For the whole sympathy of heaven
And earth into the mood
Seemed wrought of that divine idea,
The image I pursued.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Dead and divine, her name he gave
His tender elegies,
As I to these the name whose sound
Is love's and ecstasy's.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
"How can one that is mortal
Look into those eyes of Thine?
I of the earth and earthly,
And Thou, Thyself, Divine."
"I Was Alone With The Master" by Alexander Anderson
"With a steady flame, undying,
With an energy divine,
Seeking all the lost and ruined,
Who in sin and misery pine.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

Samford University divinity dean meets pope, addresses bishops in Rome.
It's like one of those pigs that can find truffles, or a salsa divining rod.
Timothy George, dean of the ecumenical Beeson Divinity School on the campus of the Baptist Samford University, pays tribute to Charles Colson's work with Roman Catholics.
Emelia Marie Hammerschmidt, 104, of Sleepy Eye, formerly of Springfield, died on November 16, 2012 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation was held Sunday at Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye and will be on Monday 9:30 - 10:30 am at the church.
For Grace, To Err is Divine: Entrenched in Suburbia, A Religious Cold War Sputters On.
To make good on corrections, divine.
The divine encounter of communion points to eternal life , better days ahead.
Khamenei said "religious and divine motives" could prompt " expatriate elite to return.".
Papal Toilet Paper has Infallible Softness, Divine Durability.
Yet paradoxically, the story of a former divinity student who bargains his soul and body to become a "musician of genius" is set in the wrong historical era.
Are children actually good at divining the truth.
Fibra , Cyclone, Chronicle, and Divine.
Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits and more.
This sandwich is so delicious it makes even gluten-free bread seem divine.

In science:

Wildberger, Divine Proportions: Rational trigonometry to universal geometry, WildEgg, 2005.
Ramdom walks on hypergroup of circles in finite fields
Laplace’s research on the stability of the solar system without divine intervention .
How Random Is Quantum Randomness? An Experimental Approach
Feynman divined that a quantum simulator — a special-purpose "analog" processor built using quantum particles (qubits) — would be inherently adept at such problems [4, 5].
Engineered 2D Ising interactions on a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins
The factors of the classification of protein amino acids. GLASNIK of Montenegrin Academy of Science and arts, 13, 173-194. Rakočević, M. M., 2004a. Further generalization of Golden mean in relation to Euler’s „divine“ equation.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
OT/0610044. Rakočević, M. M., 2006b. Further Generalization of Golden Mean in Relation to Euler Divine Equation. math.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
Clinical trials methodologists note, with some alarm, how few cluster randomized trials explicitly make note of cluster-level assignment and account for it in the analysis (Divine et al. (1992); MacLennan et al. (2003); Isaakidis and Ioannidis (2003)).
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Divine, G., Brown, J. and Frazier, L. (1992).
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The first measurements of trigonometric parallax in the 1830s led to a revolution in establishing the distance scale of the Universe, and in divining the physical properties of the stars.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
For instance, the authors of Ref.3, consider the dodecahedron as dice for divination; as previously told, these are biased dice, therefore providing just one sort.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
For su(2) and su(3) algebro-geometrical problem in some of these cases is beforehand divined and calculations are being performed using Vafa — Witten’s method (geometric vanishing situation).
Testing S-duality conjecture and exceptional bundles
You can not make a bread into a divine body if it is only atoms, they say.” Indeed, someone filed a denounce against Galileo claiming that is theory was against the dogma of transustantiation.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
And with Democritean science there was political problems already in Roman times: A leftist scholar, Farrington, claims that political stability was thought to reside in some platonic tricks, lies, proposed in ”Republic”: a solid set of unskeptic faith going up the pyramid until the divine celestial gods.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
Phil lips, Wal lace, Divine, and Mandelsweig [PWM].
Electromagnetic structure of the deuteron
To divine the exact nature of the tower including the spacings between the modes and the corresponding eigenfunctions, requires us to solve the graviton equation of motion.
Living on the edge in a spacetime with multiple warping
In fact, the ancient Greeks found it a very interesting and divine number.
h-analogue of Fibonacci Numbers