His divine sign or daimon advised him throughout his life, and a jury of his peers condemned him to death.
And he asks us to see how Lincoln “wrestled” with the divine.
But to try to divine what a court may do in a complicated legal case borders on malpractice.
Even in his failings—the affair with Bathsheba, most famously—David has become the prototype of repentance and divine forgiveness.
This is a brilliant comic monologue that never lets up, right to its divine, dark ending.
His father—he was a part of myself, he could divine my every thought.
Knowing the Milbreys, you will divine the warmth of their behaviour toward the son.
It would have to reign by divine right, like the Jesuits in Paraguay.
What that truth may be, we leave to the intelligence of the reader to divine.
Certainly we have no pledge of special immunity from divine Powers.
c.1300, from Old French devin (12c.), from Latin divinus "of a god," from divus "a god," related to deus "god, deity" (see Zeus). Weakened sense of "excellent" had evolved by late 15c.
"to conjure, to guess," originally "to make out by supernatural insight," mid-14c., from Old French deviner, from Vulgar Latin *devinare, dissimilated from *divinare, from Latin divinus (see divine (adj.)), which also meant "soothsayer." Related: Divined; diviner; divining. Divining rod (or wand) attested from 1650s.
c.1300, "soothsayer," from Old French devin, from Latin divinus (adj.); see divine (adj.). Meaning "ecclesiastic, theologian" is from late 14c.