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Definitions of divination

  1. the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of foreseeing or foretelling; the pretended art of foreseeing future events. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act or practice of divining: prediction: conjecture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Art or practice of divining; prediction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. An instinctive presentiment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Diviner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of divining; the foretelling of future events, or the discovery of things secret or obscure by alleged converse with supernatural powers or skill in the interpretation of omens; conjectural presage; prediction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. See divine, v. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Foretelling future events; the pretended discovery of things secret or future by certain rites, or by attention to certain omens or appearances, as the flight of birds, entrails of animals, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for divination

  1. No, you have answered it yourself, Nevil;- on that day in the boat, when generosity in a man so surprised me, it seemed a miracle to me; and it was, in its divination – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. In the criticism of 'Barnaby Rudge, ' and again in the explanation of the Maelzel chess- player, Poe used for himself the same faculty of divination the same power of seizing the one clue needful, however tangled amid other threads, which he had bestowed upon Legrand and Dupin. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
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