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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVINING

I said curtly, divining that the moment was one in which to adopt a tone with him.

So I s'pose, sir; nobody is better at guessing and divining than Mr. Dodge.

And, as if divining his thought, she turned to him and spoke.

Charlotte, divining that somebody was behind her, started and raised her head.

Thunder-maker's method of divining was very simple after all—nay, even childish.

He looked at her closely, deliberately, divining the beauty that was half hidden from him.

“Please––please go on,” Eileen pleaded, divining his thoughts.

Jack and Harry, divining his intention, hastened to assist Ned.

The delay she had noticed without, however, divining the cause.

"I fear Miss Cameron is unable to join us," said Mrs. Elton, divining his delay.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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