It is one of May's divinest efforts,—a day to make one glad and feel that it is well to be alive.
Of mankind he was barely conscious, in his loftiest and divinest flights.
Like the satyr in his language too; for he uses the commonest words as the outward mask of the divinest truths.
There was the divinest Plague of Athens sold yesterday at Langford's!
It is a beautiful hope, the very beautifulest and divinest piece of folly a woman can commit.
And all the moral forces in the world, are strongest, divinest, when clearest of self.
We search for the simplest and divinest principles, and seek to spread them among our fellow-beings.
The divinest faculty in man is that by which truth is discovered.
He will no longer fancy that, in order to keep Christianity as the divinest of all, he must fear to feel aught else divine.
Surely that was the highest, the divinest, the most perfect way of love!
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.