At this time some of the Puritan divines held high positions in the church.
He who divines it will have gone far to solving the tedious problem of sex.
Stowmarket, as I have said, had the honour of being placed under the pastoral care of one of these Smectymnian divines.
He despises her because of the Mollycoddle he divines in her.
Is it not likely that the Brahmins were the first legislators, the first philosophers, the first divines, of the earth?
Perhaps if they had been priests or divines they might have resisted to the last.
The butler took care that the divines were presented, according to custom, each with a Bible and a bottle of ale.
divines, he said, had nothing to do with military arrangements.
Its forms of worship, the doctrines preached by its divines, were exactly those he himself practised and approved.
Twenty-four divines sate as proctors for twenty-four chapters.
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.