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sib·yl·line

 (sĭb′ə-līn′, -lēn′) also si·byl·ic or si·byl·lic (sĭ-bĭl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Coming from, characteristic of, or relating to a sibyl.
2. Prophetic; oracular.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sibylline - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecysibylline - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
2.sibylline - having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

sibylline

adjective
Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations
helderziendsibillijns

sibylline

[ˈsɪbɪlaɪn] ADJsibilino

sibylline

adj (lit)sibyllinisch; (fig)prophetisch
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I have shown, indeed, that a few of "the 68" were not antiuniversalist, and that the uncertain were in fact universalists, for example, Clement of Alexandria, Apocalypse of Peter, Sibylline Oracles (in one passage), Eusebius, Nazianzen, perhaps even Basil and Athanasius, Ambrose, Jerome before his change of mind, and Augustine in his anti-Manichaean years.
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through the Delphic chasm, the sibylline leaf of you.
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In essence, he has transposed the story, with its haunted windmill on the hill and sibylline blonde at the window--who could be a ghost or an imaginary friend or something altogether different--halfway around the world, holding fast to a certain Europeanness in the process.
Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity, Londres, 1988, pp.
The Sibylline priestess engaged in divination served as the fitting image of the poetess: precisely as a medium enters a trance in order to translate divine will, the poetess was seen as falling under the spell of poetic inspiration.
The possibility of a hike has recently been hinted at by Federal Reserve officials in Washington in various sibylline statements as likely to commence six months after the end of its quantitative easing program, presumably at the end of 2014.