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División en sílabas: di·vine
Pronunciación: /dəˈvīn
 
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adjetivo (diviner, divinest)

1Of, from, or like God or a god: heroes with divine powers paintings of shipwrecks being prevented by divine intervention
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Evidently this was the limit imposed by divine providence upon that sort of folly.
  • I wandered about in my swimming costume for a bit hoping for divine intervention.
  • York City's push for back to back wins was unhinged by divine intervention.
Sinónimos
godly, angelic, seraphic, saintly, beatific;
1.1Devoted to God; sacred: divine liturgy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Any authority will do, any divine mission, any sacred fatherland or revolution.
  • Doni insists, nonetheless, that Michelangelo's voluptuous simulations of sacred bodies are potentially divine in origin.
  • Strokes of the script gain a rhythmic and ritualistic hue as Raju creates divine and sacred forms with them.
Sinónimos
religious, holy, sacred, sanctified, consecrated, blessed, devotional
2 informal dated Excellent; delightful: that succulent clementine tasted divine he had the most divine smile
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  • In the wings, the divine Edwina smiled on serenely.
  • They weren't laws that came from some fair or divine place.
  • Evidently, his divine brilliance is too great for mere mortals.

sustantivo

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1 dated A cleric or theologian.
Example sentences
  • There are also many references to contemporary natural sciences and a healthy smattering of Anglican divines, including Hooker, Andrewes, and Herbert.
  • Bishops, in classical Anglicanism, have often been divines themselves-thoughtful scholars as well as administrative functionaries.
  • Even the 5 percent of the nation who made up the Catholic recusants succumbed to an intellectual onslaught led by Anglican divines.
Sinónimos
theologian, clergyman, clergywoman, member of the clergy, churchman, churchwoman, cleric, minister, man/woman of the cloth, preacher, priest
informal reverend
2 (the Divine) Providence or God.
Example sentences
  • After all, the Divine is an all-encompassing entity.
  • This is how we are made in the image of the Divine.
  • After all, the Divine made you the way that They wanted.

Origen

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin divinus, from divus 'godlike' (related to deus 'god').

More
  • Divine ‘godlike’ came via Old French from Latin divinus, from divus ‘godlike’ (related to deus ‘god’, source of Middle English deify). The gradual weakening of the word to a general term of praise, which started in the late 15th century, can be compared with ‘heavenly’. The phrase the divine right of kings stating that legitimate kings derive their power from God alone, came into specific use in the 17th century under the Stuart kings.

Derivados

divineness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • This is what gives the relationship, the shape of enduring divineness.
  • It makes room for some of that divineness to enter.
  • A blue mist swept through the room, but in the blink of an eye, it was gone, leaving nothing in its wake but a feeling of divineness.

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Hay 2 definiciones de divine en inglés:

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División en sílabas: di·vine
Pronunciación: /dəˈvīn
 
/

verbo

[with object]
1Discover (something) by guesswork or intuition: his brother usually divined his ulterior motives [with clause]: they had divined that he was a fake
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The reader is not supposed to have to divine the meaning that lies behind the ramblings and jottings of the writer.
  • Chen, the temple's caretaker, spent months divining what images, scenes and poems should canopy worshippers.
  • I hadn't correctly divined your attitude towards your tenants.
Sinónimos
guess, surmise, conjecture, deduce, infer;
discern, intuit, perceive, recognize, see, realize, appreciate, understand, grasp, comprehend
informal figure (out), savvy
1.1Have supernatural or magical insight into (future events): frauds who claimed to divine the future in chickens' entrails
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Once this meaning or purpose has been divined, then the past, present, and future can be seen as conforming to some kind of structure or shape.
  • Do Warren and Pearson suggest that lenders are clairvoyants who can divine what direction prices will take in future years?
  • And from this alleged mutter, trained exegetes in the press are now divining the entire political infrastructure of the Vatican.
Sinónimos
1.2Discover (water) by dowsing.
Example sentences
  • Dowsing and divining water is the subject of the club's talk today.
  • Talking of which, I discovered a talent yesterday I didn't know I had… water divining!
  • The only way to get a really good signal is to wander around with the antenna stretched out, as if you're divining for water.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French deviner 'predict', from Latin divinare, from divinus (see divine1).

More
  • Divine ‘godlike’ came via Old French from Latin divinus, from divus ‘godlike’ (related to deus ‘god’, source of Middle English deify). The gradual weakening of the word to a general term of praise, which started in the late 15th century, can be compared with ‘heavenly’. The phrase the divine right of kings stating that legitimate kings derive their power from God alone, came into specific use in the 17th century under the Stuart kings.

Derivados

diviner

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Every decision surrounding the production was made after Norbu carefully consulted with yogis, oracles and diviners.
  • A number of people are recognized as clairvoyants and diviners, working sometimes within and sometimes outside the Christian churches.
  • They ask soothsayers and diviners to find out the cause of problems and to suggest remedies.
Sinónimos
fortune teller, clairvoyant, psychic, seer, soothsayer, prognosticator, prophesier, oracle, sibyl, crystal gazer

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