[ UK /sˈɪbɪlˌa‍ɪn/ ]
  1. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
    mantic powers
    the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
  2. having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptic writings
    cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements
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How To Use sibylline In A Sentence

  • By order of the Sibylline books, in 399 B.C., the first _lectisternium_ was held in Rome to combat Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine
  • As neither a cause nor a cure could be found for its fatal ravages, the senate ordered the Sibylline Books to be consulted. The History of Rome, Vol. I
  • The girl's sibylline countenance unnerved viewers who, as one critic put it, were almost ‘repelled by the directness and force of the painting.’
  • -- The four chief sacred colleges, or societies, were the Keepers of the Sibylline Books, the College of Augurs, the College of General History for Colleges and High Schools
  • Aventine erected on the cave of the Sibyl and communicating with the profound and sacred breath; taverns where the tables were almost tripods, and where was drunk what Ennius calls the sibylline wine. Les Miserables
  • Voluspa," or Song of the Prophetess, a kind of sibylline lay, which contains an account of the creation, the origin of man and of evil, and concludes with a prediction of the destruction and renovation of the universe, and a description of the future abodes of happiness and misery. Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities
  • The Sibylline Books had declared that when a foreign enemy was in Italy, he could be driven out, if the Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
  • She has a kind of sibylline intuition and the right to be irrationally The Life of Reason
  • The gods themselves, he maintained, must be consulted as to the necessary measures to avert their displeasure, and he succeeded in getting a decree passed that the decemvirs should be ordered to consult the Sibylline Books, a course which is only adopted when the most alarming portents have been reported. The History of Rome, Vol. III
  • Perhaps, if one extrapolates from Obama's sibylline statement: Mitt Romney gives the impression of being too much of a secularist and not enough a Christian or too much the supporter of a cult? Denis Lacorne: Secularists Or Christian? The Religious Lives Of American Political Candidates In The Public Sphere
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