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[mass noun] The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.‘the Celtic art of divination’[count noun] ‘the mediums are hired to perform divinations’
fortune telling, divining, foretelling the future, forecasting the future, prophecy, prediction, soothsaying, auguryclairvoyance, second sightmagic, sorcery, witchcraft, spellworkingvaticination, sortilege, auspication, witcheryView synonyms
- ‘This conference aims to explore the nature of divination in relation to sacred knowledge and ritual practice.’
- ‘Do you include any form of divination in your daily practices?’
- ‘True, the essay is about divination practices, but the subject of the book is art.’
- ‘I will get more in depth with what each divination is and how to use it, as follows.’
- ‘In terms of divination could it be that one is simply seeing the most probable of the outcomes?’
- ‘It is also used as a type of divination and has been used in conjunction with astrology.’
- ‘Because the summertime is grand, I had the occasion to perform some situationalist divination into The Moon.’
- ‘Yet their principal gifts are those of the spirit, which include divination and clairvoyance.’
- ‘All such forms of divination seem to be based on sympathetic magic and cold reading.’
- ‘Is this because many astrologers are still acting as if they are involved in an exercise in divination?’
- ‘They are far simpler than tarot but have great power in both divination and practical magick.’
- ‘He then took a step which is far more like an act of divination than science.’
- ‘Another traditional use for key divination was to discover the sex of an expected child.’
- ‘However, I often get the feeling when I've done some sort of divination that now the future is set, and that's the way it is.’
- ‘So what is the problem with divination and acting on the information it gives?’
- ‘It was her involvement in astronomy and astrology that purportedly aligned her with black magic and divination.’
- ‘In my view the question of time is central to the practice of divination.’
- ‘In this area of the world, being narrowly missed by a lightning bolt gives one the ability to perform divination.’
- ‘The art of divination is important in our everyday life whether we recognize it or not.’
- ‘There are many ways of performing divination related to the practice of various deities.’
Late Middle English: from Latin divinatio(n-), from divinare predict (see divine).
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