Definition of "divine" [di•vine]

  • Having the nature of or being a deity. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity: sought divine guidance through meditation. (adjective)
  • Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred. (adjective)
  • Superhuman; godlike. (adjective)
  • Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto. (adjective)

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Use "divine" in a sentence
  • "According to this interpretation, the phrase “the nature of the divine and the good” refers simply to a characteristic that is attributed to Pyrrho, and labeled by poetic hyperbole as ˜divine™, in another fragment of Timon, namely his extraordinary tranquillity; the couplet as a whole, then, is saying that tranquillity is the source of an even-tempered life."
  • "_ It should appear that Moses believed with the Egyptians the divine emanation of souls: according to him, _ "God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul:" _ nevertheless, the Catholic, at this day, rejects this system of _divine emanation, _ seeing that it supposes the"
  • "Actions committed by a divine principle are _divine actions_; whereas the actions of the creature, however good they may appear, are"