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Divine

Divine
1. Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will. The immensity of the divine nature.
2. Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments. Divine protection.
3. Appropriated to god, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
4. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods. The divine apollo said.
5. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir j. Davies. The divine Desdemona. A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. (Prov. Xvi. 10) But not to one in this benighted age Is that diviner inspiration given. (Gray)
6. Presageful; foreboding; prescient. Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him. (Milton)
7. Relating to divinity or theology. Church history and other divine learning. (South)
Synonym: supernatural, superhuman, godlike, heavenly, celestial, pious, holy, sacred, preeminent.
Origin: f. Divin, L. Divinus divine, divinely inspired, fr. Divus, dius, belonging to a deity; akin to gr, and L. Deus, god. See Deity.


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