American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of a prophet; oracular.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from a prophet or seer; prophetic; oracular; inspired.
- adj. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
- From Latin vates ‘seer, poet’. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin vātēs, seer, of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm very fond of the Fourth World series, and even enjoy the aspect of them that is most often mocked, Kirby's peculiar writing style, which to my ears at least has a kind of vatic poetry.”
“The springy elegance of his mind, which serves to clarify the problems of life, not to muddle them with vatic obscurities, has brought him triple glory—as a poet, a translator no one has captured Molière in English better than he and a lyricist.”
“Sent down through his vatic brotherhood the Christ that was to be.”
“Rolling from the personal to the historical, the vatic to the domestic, this is not an easy play to bring off.”
“Non-vatic though I am, that looks like a good omen to me.”
“Now, in her vatic vision of the world as a Jew, she wants to see women healed and changed with the restoration of the goddess in her many forms.”
“The contemporary poet has largely eschewed any claim to the “vatic,” a mantle many poets a generation or three ago aspired to.”
“To others, he is an impene-trable, loquacious charlatan, a mystificateur pouring forth vatic, rapturous tautologies.”
“When the Ship Comes In" is as good an example as any, I suppose; Dylan in his vatic mode, descrying the shape of the coming day:”
“So obscure, so mystifying, so all-encompassing is Heidegger's Being that, his vatic pretensions notwithstanding, it leaves nothing to interpret but other interpretations.”
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