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[ dɪvɪnˈe͡ɪʃən], [ dɪvɪnˈe‍ɪʃən], [ d_ɪ_v_ɪ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Divination, the art of predicting the future or gaining insight into the unknown, has been practiced by different cultures throughout history. There are several synonyms for the word divination, including augury, prophecy, soothsaying, foresight, clairvoyance, fortune-telling, and divining. Augury is a form of divination that involves interpreting signs and omens, while prophecy refers to a message or prediction of a future event, often delivered by a prophet. Soothsaying is another synonym for divination, which involves foretelling future events through supernatural means. Foreseeing the future or anticipating future events is the meaning behind foresight, and clairvoyance is the ability to perceive events beyond the range of natural senses. Fortune-telling and divining are also widely used to refer to the practice of divination.

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Usage examples for Divination

So much, in a moment snatched from egoism, the boy saw of the girl-saw uncertainly, with doubting divination, then returned upon himself, and, to flee from that, said: 'Come out.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
Here his power of artistic divination-alias of human sympathy, is called into play; for the men and women below him all wear the semblance of some human deformity, of some animal type, or of some grotesque embodiment of human feeling or passion.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Having exercised his powers of divination with his accustomed accuracy he listened without stirring an eye-lid to Woburn's statement; merely replying, when the latter asked the price of a room, "Two-fifty."
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton

Famous quotes with Divination

  • Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.
    Arthur Machen
  • If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him.
    Arthur E. Waite
  • Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
    Josh Billings
  • Plato was aware that divination is something inferior that pertains to the non-rational soul. The main point is that they [clairvoyants] name their illnesses, especially chronic nervous disorders that are not yet fully developed. Also, rheumatism, toothaches, yield to magnetism. Remarkably, it seems to have an effect on the maladies of menstruation. The somnambulists especially know how to specify these disorders and it is easy to admit that they discover deficiencies. They describe these conditions, but in an entirely ordinary manner, not in the manner of one who understands anatomy. Then they indicate the remedy for their disease.
  • She and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion, — when each is sure of the other's love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial word, the lightest gesture, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent.
    George Eliot

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