Divinatory Divinely

Divine

Meanings and phrases

Divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God; Godhead; Lord; Creator; Maker; God Almighty; Almighty; Jehovah

divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. emanating from God; -Saturday Review; godly
  2. being or having the nature of a god; -J.G.Frazier; -J.G.Saxe; godlike
  3. resulting from divine providence; providential
  4. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
  5. appropriate to or befitting a god; -R.H.Roveref; godlike
  6. being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods; elysian; inspired

divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clergyman or other person in religious orders; cleric; churchman; ecclesiastic

divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
  2. search by divining, as if with a rod

Divine Comedy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a narrative epic poem written by Dante; Divina Commedia

Divine Office

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. canonical prayers recited daily by priests (e.g. the breviary of the Roman Catholic Church)

Divine Unity

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Islamic terrorist cell that originated in Jordan but operates in Germany; goal is to attack Europe and Russia with chemical weapons; al-Tawhid; Al Tawhid

John the Divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; John; Saint John; St. John; Saint John the Apostle; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist

Revelation of Saint John the Divine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle; Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation

divine guidance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; inspiration

divine law

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a law that is believed to come directly from God
E.g.
  • The theophany is therefore a public experience of divine law.
  • She was named after Themis, Titaness of divine law and order.
  • He defined divine law as 'law set by God to his human creatures'.

divine messenger

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a messenger from God

divine revelation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency; revelation
E.g.
  • Provision is given for diverse liturgical practices and understandings of the divine revelation.
  • Skeptics sought to investigate the doctrines of the Qur'an, which until then had been accepted as divine revelation.
  • These thinkers were the "deists" and the word "deism" refers to their collective attack on the idea of divine revelation.

divine right

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes; divine right of kings
E.g.
  • Toryism supported a hierarchical society with a monarch who ruled by divine right.
  • The divine right has been a key element for legitimising many absolute monarchies.
  • A belief grew that whoever possessed the tooth relic had a divine right to rule that land.

divine right of kings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes; divine right

divine service

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of public worship following prescribed rules; service; religious service

divine intervention

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He attributed the eventual success to divine intervention.
  • From a baroque standpoint it is a moment of divine intervention in the affairs of man.
  • Local legend states that the city of Durham was founded in 995 AD by divine intervention.

divine power

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Preah Ko was an ox who possessed divine power.
  • He possessed some sort of divine power.
  • And above all, about divine power.

divine nature

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This was said to prove that humanity held a divine nature.
  • The king was considered to have a divine nature, but not because of birth or immortality.
  • However, through knowledge one can recognize one's authentic divine nature and become a liberated being.

divine grace

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Elsewhere, Allison continues, Harrison's songwriting reveals "a strong belief in the efficacy of unmerited divine grace".
  • Only by "divine grace", Weizsäcker said, were they spared the temptation to build the bomb — grace, as the German war economy was unable to mobilize the necessary resources.
  • This is particularly manifest in the weightier emphasis which he lays upon human sin and divine grace, and in the place which he assigns to faith in the individual Christian life.

divine inspiration

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some believe that divine inspiration makes our present Bibles inerrant.
  • Phelps later claimed the book came from divine inspiration: "The angel said unto me 'Write!'
  • They assert their belief that this name was given by divine inspiration and should be retained.
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