[ US /ˈdɛɫfɪk/ ]
  1. obscurely prophetic
    an oracular message
    Delphic pronouncements
  2. of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi
    Delphic oracle
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How To Use Delphic In A Sentence

  • The Delphic amphictyony was the most noteworthy of these local unions. Early European History
  • [If this question has to be answered, the IPKat predicts a Delphic response along the lines of "it's up to the referring court to apply its own law to the facts".] (c) in any case, is it necessary that the proprietor of a trade mark should have his trade mark registered before he can begin to "acquiesce" in the use by another of (i) an identical or (ii) a confusingly similar mark? The IPKat - supporting prudent IP use
  • Yet in reply to another compliment, she admits, smiling delphically, -- "Yes, I _am_ a woman! One Woman's Life
  • Such Delphic obscurity was not inspired by mere perverseness.
  • One knows not to question the wisdom of the Delphic seers, those voices of prescience whose cryptic counsels were so poorly interpreted by their clientele.
  • There are three kinds of didelphic or marsupial animals on the coast. Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests
  • At the same stage of his life, as soon as he attains manhood, Labda's son also goes off to consult the Delphic oracle.
  • The Delphic story for what it's worth marks a major turning point in Socrates' intellectual biography.
  • Hermia answered delphically, You are a wonderful person, Diana. Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The
  • We should be careful, because the Delphic Oracle used cryptic answers that often left the inquisitor more confused than helped.
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