diviner

Definitions

  • The Divine Shepherd
    The Divine Shepherd
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diviner someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
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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.
    • Diviner A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things.
    • Diviner One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means. "The diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 90% believe in divine retribution.
    • n diviner One who professes or practises divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal hidden things, by the aid of superior beings or of supernatural means, or by the use of the divining-rod.
    • n diviner One who guesses; a conjecturer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Diviner one who divines or professes divination: a conjecturer:—fem. Divin′eress
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Quotations

  • Jean Rostand
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    “The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
  • Milman
    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
    Heraclitus
    “A man's character is his guardian divinity.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Suffering is part of the divine idea.”

Idioms

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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. divinus, from divus, deus, a god.

Usage

In literature:

The schedule of divine services was no longer followed by many and the fostering of learning was abandoned.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
And redolent of divine perfumes, the breeze began to soothe the combatants.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
He could divine but not understand.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
There must be new life, divine life, spiritual life breathed into that fleshly, carnal nature.
"The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G. H. Gerberding
No other but a Divine book could have foretold the future in detail.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
He believed in the divine possibilities of divinely changed men.
"Some Christian Convictions" by Henry Sloane Coffin
He is the personification of divine mercy and pity but even the meaning of his name is doubtful.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Would God not of necessity take precedence as the infinite sinner, and human sin become only an echo of the divine?
"Unity of Good" by Mary Baker Eddy
Science, divine Science, presents the grand and eternal verities of God and man as the divine Mind and that Mind's idea.
"No and Yes" by Mary Baker Eddy
The poet chanting was felt to be a divine man.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every unconverted man and woman, just like that tree in winter, is dead as to all divine or heavenly life in the soul.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Divine presence, breathe Thou Thy blessing on every heart in this house.
"Pulpit and Press" by Mary Baker Eddy
Does a divine spirit work in man?
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The divine commission and the divine presence are all we want; but we must have these in order to get on.
"The Lord's Coming" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
It was divine testimony flowing from divinely given knowledge.
"The Great Commission" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
All must be divinely gifted, divinely taught, and divinely sent.
"Notes on the book of Exodus" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
He can only accept of that which is divine, and therefore He would have us presenting that only which is divine.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh
Among the ancient Aryans lightning seems to have been the supreme type of divine destructiveness.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Madonna pressed close to her breast The Babe Divine.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
It points us to a divine Saviour.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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In poetry:

Here, where the Holy Graal
Brought secret light
Once, from beyond the veil,
I, seeing no Holy Graal,
See divine light.
"Montserrat" by Arthur Symons
Arm me, O Lord, from head to foot,
With righteousness divine;
My soul in Jesus firmly root,
And seal the Saviour mine.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Your harps, ye trembling saints,
Down from the willows take;
Loud to the praise of love divine
Bid every string awake.
"Your Harps, Ye Trembling Saints" by Augustus Montague Toplady
But sure were we that city fine,
Wherein this Lady dwelt,
Was bettered by a power divine,
And heavenly prompting felt.
"The Holy Lady" by James Avis Bartley
And never has the world excelled
The present in this line;
Our loving Lord has not withheld
From us this trait divine.
"The Heroes Of Our Day" by Joseph Horatio Chant
There's a divinity that hedges a king,
And so it does seem,
And my opinion is, it has hedged
Our most gracious Queen.
"Attempted Assassination of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

If you haven't voted yet for Divine Dinners' Lori Cooper in the US Foods Facebook contest, do it now.
An urban parable in the underlit indie tradition, Sympathy for Delicious treats sketchy, moribund storytelling as divine inspiration.
Marc Mondavi has launched a new line of wines called Divining Rod.
Author Michael Montlack Fêtes His Book ' Divining Divas' This Weekend in NYC.
Divining 2004's Key Numbers.
Divining the Ways of God and Man: 10 Stories Rooted in Commandments.
Divining the Next Act Of the Playful Dead.
Joy found in stabs of 'divine homesickness '.
Mix folk with pop, sprinkle a dash of the divine, and you have The Vespers , a Nashvillle quartet that'll convert your ears.
Elsewhere, however, the results are harder to divine.
Divine Brewing and the lessons of grape and grain.
TANKED YEAST Kevin Robinson runs Divine Brewing at Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.
"Divine light, sweet air, again hear my pain," she says in Electra's opening speech.
Divine new project for Britt Daniels and Divine Fits.
Divine Fits ( October 19, 2012 ).
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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
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