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  • adv. In an oracular manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of an oracle; authoritatively; sententiously.


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oracular +‎ -ly


  • "Now shall all be made clear and plain, and content rest upon us once again," La-lah declaimed oracularly.


  • Such a person functions as the basis (sku rten) for the deity, who speaks oracularly through his or her mouth.

    The Shugden Affair: Origins of a Controversy (Part II)

  • John Forrest Dillon, a man of high intelligence, explained, in the preface to the fourth edition of his treatise on local government: No writer on our jurisprudence is authorized to speak oracularly, to excogitate a system, or to give to his views any authoritative sanction.

    A History of American Law

  • “Try it, woman,” said Mr. Carter, when he had uttered his receipt oracularly for the third time.

    Castle Richmond

  • “Cast thy bread upon the waters,” said Calton, oracularly.

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

  • So the pretty oval, containing the fair golden hair and large eyes, the pale, unfathomable sphinx, remounted to its nail, and the funeste and beautiful child seemed to smile down oracularly on our conjectures.

    Uncle Silas

  • Plato once had oracularly uttered of them, who, being requested to prescribe laws to them, and mold them into some sound form of government, made answer, that it was a hard thing to give laws to the Cyrenians, abounding, as they did, in wealth and plenty.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • In the same way they oracularly declare, that one power having departed also from the Duodecad, has perished; and this was represented by the woman who lost the drachma, [2867] and, lighting a lamp, again found it.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • The German speakers had been through it, thoroughly, and it was only one of those famous military tomes that lay it down oracularly and pompously that if you have your right arm shot off above the elbow you may salute with your left arm.


  • As this sapient precept dropped oracularly from his lips, a word at a time, his figure faded and turned pale.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales


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