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 Divi’de (2 syl.).Divination. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Divide and Govern.
 
Divide a nation into parties, or set your enemies at loggerheads, and you can have your own way. A maxim of Machiavelli, a noted political writer of Florence (1469–1527).   1
        “Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”—Matthew xii. 25.
 


 Divi’de (2 syl.).Divination. 

 
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