His divine sign or daimon advised him throughout his life, and a jury of his peers condemned him to death.
This is a brilliant comic monologue that never lets up, right to its divine, dark ending.
They find vociferous support in attacking "outsiders" for taking jobs that belong, possibly by divine right, to sons of the soil.
This was not the outcome of a divine intervention or mysterious “hidden powers,” as Peres puts it.
I could use this opportunity to become as stylish and perhaps as divine as many of the heroines of yesteryear.
His father—he was a part of myself, he could divine my every thought.
Jim and I have often discussed the divine origin of the New Englander.
It would have to reign by divine right, like the Jesuits in Paraguay.
If one were thoroughly wise and good, this would be a sort of divine lot.
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.