from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of sibylline character; like a sibyl.

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  • adjective resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy


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  • He had created it after going into a sibyllic trance of five days, during which he had drunk champagne and black coffee, and ridden about in hansoms, delicately brushing his nose with a genuine California poppy from the Monterey garden of R.  L.

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  • But they did know the four simple rules of arithmetic, and could say the epigrammatic rhymes of the old New England Primer and the sibyllic formulas of the Assembly's Catechism as glibly as the child of to-day repeats "The House That Jack Built."

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  • De Luca says, bore titles that were enigmatical and sibyllic, as, for example, the prefect of the per obitum, the prefect of the concessum, the cashier of the componenda, an officer of the missis, and the like.

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  • She remembered now the sibyllic words of the young minister: "You, too, must tread the wine-press alone," and felt that the garments of her soul were taking the dye, the purple stain of the wine of trial.

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  • line [ˈsɪbɪˌlaɪn sɪˈbɪlaɪn], sibyllic, sibylic [sɪˈbɪlɪk]

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