divine intervention

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divine intervention (usually uncountable, plural divine interventions)

  1. Direct and obvious intervention by a god in the affairs of humans.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.

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