adjective, di·vin·er, di·vin·est.
- (sometimes lowercase) the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
verb (used with object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
verb (used without object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
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Last January, trying to divine the future in the blood-red wine dregs at the bottom of my glass, I wrote of oversupply and weak demand pressuring independent grape growers and small family wineries.For winemakers, 2020 was the year that ‘dropped us to our knees’|Dave McIntyre|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
The traditional IPO method relies on Wall Street bankers to divine an initial price and gather investors.Airbnb and DoorDash show the IPO market is going haywire|Aaron Pressman|December 14, 2020|Fortune
In fact, that belief infiltrated American culture for a short time too, when George Washington wrote in a 1790 letter that being “useful” was an invaluable part of the divine plan for the United States.How Ancient Athens Convinced Its Wealthiest to Love Paying Taxes|Nick Fouriezos|December 13, 2020|Ozy
The big failure of 2020, it turned out, was the political polling, which was so wrong in so many places that some people are now arguing that it’s time to spend a lot less effort trying to divine how people will vote.The Unexpected Benefits of Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Polling|by Stephen Engelberg|November 9, 2020|ProPublica
That in turn has prompted new questioning of the bedrock principle among political strategists that campaigns can divine public opinion before the votes are counted with enough money and talent.‘Guesses upon guesses’: Polls fall short again in 2020, raising red flags for future contests|Michael Scherer|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
He was talking about what could be divined from the final burst of data.
Bonaparte already foresaw the day when France should lie at his feet; he instinctively divined in Bernadotte a possible rival.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She knew he had divined the one thing she had most dreaded in returning,—the crossing again the threshold of her own room.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
At the same time, behind her outer quietness and her calm, he divined struggle still.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
We had fallen a few steps behind the others, but somehow they divined our purpose and stopped, too.
In my sudden agitation he divined that that news had struck hard home, and that I was not blessed with his own philosophic nature.